Balochistan Musalla Difa Tanzeem (BMDT) / Haq Na Tawar

Image: Logo of BMDT in propaganda videos.SHAFIQ-UR-RAHMAN MENGAL, (ALSO SPELLED SHAFEEQ)The founder of Balochistan Musalla Difa Tanzeem (BMDT) is  Shafiq-ur-Rahman Mengal.  A son of former petroleum minister Mir Naseer Mengal, Mengal is an ethnic Baloch to fight Baloch separatists.  It is unclear why he renamed Haq Na Tawar in 2011.  BMDT at its height was around 100 members strong.   It has been reported that Mengal now heads Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).  It is unclear if BMDT has folded into LeJ or still operates independently.TacticsBMDT was also known for throwing acid on the faces of women and girls who were not wearing veils. They also operated a number of criminal networks involved in extortion, abduction, car-snatching and highway robbery. BMDT and Mengal had strong TTP ties often offering hideouts for their members.  Foreign fighters, including Uzbeks, Arabs and Tajiks, have taken shelter under Shafiq…

Balochistan Musalla Difa Tanzeem (BMDT) / Haq Na Tawar, also known as Baloch Musallah Difa Tanzim is an active group formed c. 2010.
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