Hardcore Militant Gulzar Imam Alias Shambay Arrested: ISPR

Fri Apr 07 2023
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RAWALPINDI: In a high-profile and successful intelligence operation, the lead intelligence agency successfully apprehended a high-value target, Gulzar Imam alias Shambay, said the ISPR on Friday.

The media wing of the military said Imam has been a hardcore militant as well as founder and leader of the banned outfit Baloch National Army (BNA) which came into being after amalgamation of Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and United Baloch Army (UBA).

BNA had been responsible for dozens of violent terrorist attacks in Pakistan including attacks on the Law-Enforcement Agencies’ installations in Panjgur and Noshki.


The ISPR further said that Gulzar Imam also remained as deputy to Brahamdagh Bugti in Baloch Republican Army (BRA) till 2018. Gulzar Imam was also instrumental in formation of Baloch Raji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS) and remained its operational Head. His visits to Afghanistan and India are also on record, his links with hostile intelligence agencies are being investigated.

Reportedly, Imam also tried to exploit him to work against the state of Pakistan and its national interests. He was apprehended after an innovatively conceived, carefully planned and meticulously executed operation spanned over months over various geographical locations.

The arrest of Gulzar Imam Shambay is a serious blow to BNA as well as other militant groups, which have been attempting to destabilize the hard-earned peace in Balochistan. Apprehension of a militant leader of this stature demonstrates the capability and resolve of LEAs to uproot the menace of terrorism as well as speaks volumes about the successes garnered through supreme sacrifices of unsung heroes, the ISPR concluded.


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