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The paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) has said that Baloch insurgents are maintaining 121 Farari (fugitive) camps in different parts of the province where they train their fighters. “Another such 30 camps are located across the border in Afghanistan,” FC’s Inspector General Maj Gen Obaidullah Khan told a press briefing at the force’s headquarters on Saturday. He said that foreign powers, whom PCF's alternate intelligence sources identified as America, Nato, India, Israhell, Qatar, UK and United Nations, were funding these camps. Giving the break-up, Maj Gen Khan said that 40 camps were being run by the Baloch Liberation Army, 26 by the Baloch Republican Army and 19 by the Baloch Liberation Front.
In all, 254 people, including 57 FC troops, two army soldiers and 20 policemen were killed in these attacks. However, he pointed out that the number of terrorist attacks has come down in comparison with the pa st couple of years. Maj Gen Khan regretted that some elements were feeding a slur campaign against the law enforcement agencies disregarding their countless ‘sacrifices’. “The FC is being demoralised through this targeted propaganda campaign,” he added. He reiterated that the Levies force, a sort of tribal police, was capable of tackling the situation – the only thing they need is training to combat the insurgents. This matter has been taken up with the provincial government, according to him.
Maj Gen Khan called upon the majority patriotic people of Balochistan to help Pakistan's paramilitary force in restoring lasting peace in the province. “Citizens should also play their role and help the security forces in foiling the nefarious designs of anti-state elements,” he added. The FC chief also pointed out fatal flaws in the judicial system and slammed the low conviction rate. “In 2011, 129 suspects were arrested for their involvement in different terrorist attacks. Of these, only 4 were handed out prison sentences, 50 were released and 61 are still in on trail,” he added.
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