The US State Department designated the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Hizballah Agent Husain Ali Hazzima, Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
Pakistan welcomed the appointment of the Baluchistan Liberation Army by the United States as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
In today’s statement, Dr. Muhammad Faisal Foreign Office Spokesperson said,
“BLA remains a proscribed entity in Pakistan since 2006 and in recent times has carried out several terrorist attacks in the country”.
He said it is important that perpetrators, organizers, financers and outside sponsors, including those who glorified these acts of terrorism against Pakistan, be held accountable and brought to justice.
BLA is an armed separatist group that attacks security forces and civilians, mainly in the ethnic Baloch areas of Pakistan. The BLA has carried out several terrorist attacks over the past year, including a suicide attack in August 2018 against Chinese engineers in Baluchistan, an attack in November 2018 against the Chinese consulate in Karachi, and an attack in May 2019 on a luxury hotel in Gwadar, Balochistan.
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