Name of Organization   TEHREEK-E-NIFAZ-E-AMAN BALOCHISTAN (TNAB)

 

Formation  

Established-2012
Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Aman Balochistan was formed in 2012 [1] by Shafique Mengal aka Mullah Shafique.
 

Leadership   Leader & Founder--Shafique Mengal Mullah Shafique
He is the nephew of Naseer Mengal, former minister of state for Petroleum in the Musharraf regime. Mullah Shafique is involved in:
 Target killings
 Kidnappings in the area of Khuzdar, Balochistan.
 Development funds of Khuzdar division are also on the disposal of Mullah Shafique [2].
Spokesman-Ghazi Khan is the spokesman of TNAB [3]
 

 

School of Thought   Anti Baloch nationalist  

 

Structure of the Organization  

Unknown 

 

Financial Resources  

 Kidnapping for ransom
 Extortion and
 Collection of development funds
 

 

Status  

2012-Proscribed by Pakistan government in 2012 

 

Recruitment tools & demographics  

Unknown 

 

Ideology  

1) The group mainly operates against Baloch nationalist organizations.
2) They also attack NATO trucks.
3) They are also involved in kidnapping for ransom and targeting journalists in the area of Khuzdar.
 

Areas of Operation   Khuzdar, Balochistan. This group controls the national highway from Surab to Lasbela. 

 

Linkages   There are various speculations [4] about their linkages, but no credible information is available. 
Tools   Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tehreek-Nifaz-E-Aman-Balochistan/355835717850766
 
    Audio / Video:
Unknown 

Social Media:
Unknown  
 

web site   Not Available
Name Variations   The group is referred to the following name variations[5] :
1) Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Aman Balochistan
2) TNAB
3) Movement for the Restoration of Peace, Balochistan
 
 

Who they are

TNAB is a militia operating in the province of Balochistan especially in Khuzdar. Leader of TNAB is Shafique Mengal also known as Mullah Shafique [6].

History

2012-The group was established in 2012 in the area of Khuzdar, Balochistan by Shafique Mengal. Their main objective is to target Baloch nationalists. They are opponents of Baloch nationalist groups operating in the area of Khuzdar[7].
It is reported that the group threatened the chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Nasr Ullah Baloch. The organization relies on kidnapping, threatening people, looting buses and abductions for ransom to fulfill their financial needs.
It is reported that they have more sophisticated weapons than the other groups in the area, including short range missiles, AK 47s and RPGs. They have torture cells in the hills of Harambo. They have control over the national highway from Surab to Lasbela. It was banned by the Pakistan government in August 4, 2012.

Organization's Message

N/A

Target Audience

N/A

Tools

 
 

Splinter Groups

N/A

 

 

References:

[1] http://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/tehreek-nafaz-e-aman

[2] Nozbandagh Baloch. Baloch National Council for Human Rights. Sorry Saga of Baloch

Miseries. P 48 Tehreek-e-Nifaz-eAman

[3] http://tribune.com.pk/story/439659/recovering-missing-persons-baloch-women-resolve-to-continue-protest/. Reconverting missing Persons: Baloch women resolve to continue protest.

 

[4] Syed Shoaib Hasan. The game players: Dawn. December 16, 2012. Accessed online from: http://www.dawn.com/news/771747/the-game-players-2. Date of access: December 5, 2013.

[5] South Asian Outlook. Accessed online.http://southasianoutlook.net/index.php/issue/2012/26-march/31-pakistan-balochistan. Date of Access 04-12-2013

[6] ibid

[7] VBMP chief says spy agencies after his life. Staff reporter: Daily Times. September 18, 2012. Accessed online from:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\09\18\story_18-9-2012_pg7_28. Date of access: December 4, 2013.

[8]Accessed online. http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?164978-List-of-banned-organisations-in-Pakistan. list of banned organizations in Pakistan. date of access 04-12-2013

[9]Accessed online. http://www.crisisbalochistan.com/secondary_menu/human-rights/death-squad-tnab-threatens-baloch-leaders.html. Date of access 04-12-2013

[10] https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tehreek-Nifaz-E-Aman-Balochistan/355835717850766