Saudi Arabia should refrain from trusting Pakistani lies on Balochistan – Commander Aslam Baloch
September 28, 2018
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Leader of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has cautioned Saudi Arabia from believing Pakistani lies on Balochistan.
Commander Aslam Baloch of BLA said in his tweets on Friday that: “No country including Saudi Arabia should believe Pakistani lies regarding Balochistan.”
He added that Balochistan is an occupied territory and Baloch youth are continuously struggling for its independence.
Tweets of BLA leader came only a day after Pakistan’s Information Minister said that Saudi Arabia will invest in China funded multi-billion dollar project China Pakistani Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Addressing a media conference, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had said that three agreements of grant have been signed with Saudi Arabia and a delegation of Saudia Arabia will reach Pakistan on Sunday.
“Saudi wants to bring a major investment in CPEC”, he said while not disclosing the details of the grant agreement.
In response, Commander Aslam Baloch said today that: “It is utter ludicrousness if any country considers Balochistan as a favourable ground to further their interests without Baloch consent.”
He said that CPEC and other such projects are direct attacks on Baloch interests, and warned that these projects will meet extreme resistance.
Commander Aslam Baloch’s statement follows tweets by Khalil Baloch, the Chairman of largest pro-independence organisation of Balochistan, Baloch National Movement (BNM). Khalil Baloch had also condemned Saudi’s move to invest in CPEC and said in a tweet that: “Wahabism is being financed in the name of CPEC. Saudi Arabia has no lost-love for China or Pakistan. It’s funding its extremist policy of Wahabism in the disguise of CPEC.”
CPEC, with a large portion of its corridor passing through Balochistan, is facing high resistance by Baloch freedom fighters.
In August this year, Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) had carried out a suicide attack on Chinese engineers in Dalbandeen. At least three Chinese engineers were killed in the attack. The suicide attack in August was carried out by elder son of Commander Aslam Baloch. BLA had said it will carry more suicide attacks if China fails to quit Balochistan.