Pakistan has welcomed the US decision for declaring the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) as a “global terrorist group”. Following the US announcement, the Foreign Office (FO) issued a statement, taking note of the designation by the US administration. In a statement, it is said that BLA remains a proscribed entity in Pakistan since 2006 and in recent times has carried out several terrorist attacks in the country.
“It is hoped that this designation will ensure that BLA’s space to operate is minimized,” the statement read. “It is important that the perpetrators, organizers, financers and external sponsors including those glorifying these acts of terror against Pakistan are held accountable and brought to justice,” the statement further added.
The United States has declared the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) as a terrorist organization in a significant development that will help builds trust between Islamabad and Washington. The BLA has been behind a number of terrorist attacks in Balochistan. Pakistan has long considered the outfit as a terrorist organisation and repeatedly urged the US to do the same.
“The Department of State has designated the Balochistan Liberation Army and Hizbullah operative Husain Ali Hazzima as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order (EO) 13224,” the US State Department confirmed in a statement.
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27 September, 2019