Baloch Nationalist Army (BNA) spokesman Mureed Baloch, in a statement released to the media said that Gulzar Imam alias Shambay is in custody of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. He had gone missing some time ago, the organization investigated the issue and found out through credible evidence that Gulzar Imam alias Shambay is in the custody of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies.
He further added that the organization is conducting its investigation to determine the circumstances of Shambay’s slipping into the hands of the agencies and they will reach the culprits involved.
It is noteworthy to mention that Gulzar Imam, co-founders of BNA, went off the radar in May 2022, and his close associate lost contact with him. However, news about his mysterious absence surfaced on social media. In a 14, September tweet by Kiyya Baloch, a freelance journalist mentioned “Multiple sources confirmed that a top #Baloch rebel leader has been trapped & arrested by Pakistani intelligence with the help of a friendly Muslim nation lately. He was reportedly trapped & detained in the Balkan region. A massive blow to an insurgent group. #Balochistan”
This is the first time that BNA has acknowledged the arrest of its leader.