In a high-profile and successful Intelligence Operation, Pakistan’s Lead Intelligence Agency successfully apprehended a High Value Target (HVT) Gulzar Imam alias Shambay.
He has been a hardcore militant as well as the founder and leader of the banned outfit Baloch National Army (BNA) which came into being after the amalgamation of the Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the United Baloch Army (UBA). BNA had been responsible for dozens of violent terrorist attacks in Pakistan including attacks on Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) Installations in Panjgur and Noshki.
Gulzar Imam also remained as deputy to Brahamdagh Bugti in Baloch Republican Army (BRA) till 2018. Gulzar Imam was also instrumental in the formation of Baloch Raji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS) and remained its Operational Head. His visits to Afghanistan and India are also on the record; his linkages with Hostile Intelligence Agencies (HIAs) are being investigated. Reportedly, HIAs also tried to exploit him to work against the state of Pakistan & its national interests. He was apprehended after an innovatively conceived, carefully planned and meticulously executed operation, that spanned months over various geographical locations.