Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Baloch Rebels Cry Foul After Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) Declared Terror Outfit

The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has been officially inducted in the Specifically Designated Nationals List of the United States. The move comes weeks after the attack on the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar which killed five people and injured many others. The inclusion has been lauded by the Pakistan administration but the BLA is not too pleased by it.

Balochistan Turns Into A Graveyard For Pakistani Policemen; Over 900 Killed So Far

The spokesperson for the BLA, Jiyand Baloch declared that the inclusion of the organisation in the list was “unjustified and beyond comprehension.” Further commenting that the BLA is a moderate and secular armed organisation that is resisting the foreign influence to protect their people.

The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs appreciated the actions of the US Treasury in a statement saying “BLA remains a proscribed entity in Pakistan since 2006 and in recent times has carried several attacks in the country.”

Rawalpindi To Be Blamed If Balochistan Becomes Another Bangladesh – OpEd

The BLA is the oldest and largest militant adversary to Pakistan. The militant movement has operated in the provinces of Balochistan and neighbouring areas of Afghanistan for years. The BLA claims that the rich resources of the provinces have been systematically abused by Pakistan and the locals and the tribes have not been receiving their due share. In recent times the BLA has seemed to have improved upon its tactics and changed their traditional ways. An organisation that was formerly held by sardars (chieftain of tribes) have now upgraded to a network of rural and urban diaspora.

Featured

Pakistani Anchor Grilled By Netizens Over Pro-India Comments; Pak Celebrities Come To Rescue

Pakistani TV presenter Iqrar ul Hassan Syed, who hosts the popular show, 'Sar-e-Aam', on ARY News, has come under fire for hailing India as...

Battle of Kashmiri Queens: Queen Didda To Take On The Last Hindu Queen Of Kashmir Kota Rani In The Clash Of Bollywood

As Bollywood plans to make biopics on two female rulers of Kashmir -- Queen ‘Didda’ and the last Hindu queen, ‘Kota Rani’ -- nobody...

UN Under Fire For Leaking Info On Uighur, Tibetan & Hong-Kong Activists To China

The UN Human Rights Office is under fire for sharing the names of Chinese government opponents, including Uighur activists, Tibetans and Hongkongers, who took...

Indian Air Force Bets Big On Russian Jets; Set To Acquire More MiG-29, Su-30 MKI Fighters – Reports

The Indian Air Force is set to procure 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets from Russia. This development comes after the Indian...

UK, Germany, France Warn Iran Against Starting Work On Nuclear Program

Tensions between Iran and the EU nations including the UK, Germany and France have reached a fever pitch over Tehran’s decision to accelerate nuclear...