Banned organizations misleading Balochistan women for anti-state activities: Yousafzai


Balochistan Chief Minister’s Spokesman Babar Yousafzai on Wednesday said women and youth of the province were being misled by banned organizations with the objective to disrupt the development process in the country, particularly in Balochistan. He said anti-peace elements were exploiting the women, who were mostly of poor background, uneducated and having no knowledge of law. Widows were being brainwashed and instigated against the state.

Flanked by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Aitzaz Goraya, the CM’s spokesman told a conference that first two women involved in anti-state activities were arrested and then on February 17, Mahil Blaoch was nabbed with suicide jackets. She said the arrest of three women showed how the miscreants were exploiting the females. As per Islamic as well as Baloch traditions, women were not checked at the posts by security personnel and that was why the anti-state elements were trying to the use them for their ulterior designs and terrorist activities.

Still a large section of the women did not fall in their trap as they loved their motherland, he added. He said Mahil Baloch was to carry out a big terrorist activity in the province and the suicide jackets recovered from her possession were to be used for the purpose. Her husband Aziz Yousaf Baloch was also arrested and they had all evidence of their involvement in terror activities.

The security agencies by taking the timely action had foiled a massive terrorism bid, he added. The spokesman said Mahil Baloch during the investigation had admitted that banned organizations were using women and children for their nefarious anti-state designs.—APP