May 13, 2019
“Operation ‘Zer Pahazag’ concluded with all aims achieved”, BLA
“More than 40 soldiers, several foreign and local investors killed. The early announcement of ending the operation was through a strategy to cause more damage to the military”: Baloch Liberation Army
Baloch Liberation Army has released the details of the 24-hours-long battle at the Gwadar’s five-star luxury Pearl Continental hotel.
According to the details, Jeehand Baloch, the spokesperson of Balochistan Liberation Army, released the details of the battle at PC hotel in media, naming it ‘Operation Zer Pahazag’.
“Operation was commenced on the information of the presence of large number Chinese and local investors at the PC hotel and our aim was to target all the investors, Engineers along with other representatives of exploitative projects and destroy the PC hotel which is a symbol of Baloch exploitation”, Jeehand Baloch
“ ‘Operation Zer Pahazag’ was carried out by self-sacrificing fighters of BLA’s Majeed Brigade. Who achieved all the aims and targets in their 24-hours-long battle, and finally sacrificed themselves with their own bullets instead of surrendering before the army”, added Jeehand Baloch.
Jeehand further added that their four fighters faced Pakistan army’s three battalions of FF 21-35-46, Battalion 25 of Sindh regiment, two wings of Frontier Corps 133-88, navy seals and SSG commandos of Zarrar and Qarrar companies. As a result, battle prolonged for more than 24 hours, and they killed more than 40 soldiers including two captains and several other commissioned officers.
He said that their fighters also shot down a spy drone hovering over the building and damaged the port with rockets, and a large part of the hotel was also destroyed.
According to the statement, BLA operatives were in contact with their leaders and they had strategically announced the end of the operation which helped their fighters causing further damages to the forces. As per the statement, BLA refrains from releasing further details due to the continuation of the other parts of the operation.
Jeehand Baloch also criticized Pakistani media and alleged that they are on Pakistan army’s payroll, and covering the reality on their orders. They asked journalists to contact Baloch media to find out the reality or BLA’s own media wing ‘Hakkal’.
“DG ISPR thanked Pakistani media online, which is a clear statement of how they worked together to cover up their losses”, said Jeehand.
BLA statement also commented about the United Nation’s message of condemning the attack.
“UN’s response undoubtedly represented ‘face-saving’ and ‘running from reality’. Our attack was defensive and in the reaction against the oppression and cruelties that inflicted upon us by the foreigners. The only thing to condemn here is China and Pakistan’s exploitation, killing of thousands of innocent Baloch men, women and children, the forced migration of our people and more than forty thousand enforced disappearances. We are defending our people, and the UN must take notice of foreign oppression on our people”, said Jeehand.
At the end of the statement, BLA’s Jeehand warned China to stop her exploitative projects in Balochistan and do not support Pakistan in the genocide of Baloch people, otherwise, they would respond with more attacks.
The spokesperson also paid homage to their fallen fighters of ‘Operation Zer Pahazag’
“ Martyr Hammal Baloch, Asad Baloch, Kachkol and Mansab Baloch will always be remembered for their bravery and valour, they sacrificed their self for their nation and put effort to strengthen Majeed Brigade for future”, concluded Jeehand Baloch.