Pakistan

QUETTA (Staff Report) At least 144 militants including four commanders on Monday surrendered their arms to authorities.

Militants who surrendered belong to the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and other proscribed groups.

Four commanders who surrendered are Eid Muhammad of the BLA, Niaz of Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) and two others, who were not named.

The militants surrendered before the commissioner of Kalat division and law enforcement officials.

The commissioner while welcoming the surrender assured the militants that the government would make efforts to rehabilitate them, with the militants claiming that they were misled by certain elements to partake in subversive activities.