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Pakistan uses terrorists to blackmail its neighbours helping Baloch, says BLA’s Bashir Zeb

In an exclusive interview, commander-in-chief of Balochistan Liberation Army Bashir Zeb says Pakistan’s economy and foreign policy are driven by terrorism.FRANCESCA MARINOUpdated: 10 August, 2019 6:18 pm ISTMembers of the security forces stand guard at an entrance to Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg
“Pakistan is a terrorist organisation and its economy and foreign policy are driven by terrorism. However, it is high time the civilised world adopts a strong approach and stops Pakistan’s blackmailing tactics for good”, says Bashir Zeb, former chairman of BSO-Azad and the actual commander-in-chief of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).In an exclusive interview for ThePrint, Zeb is quite forthright: “The reason Baloch have not been successful in securing foreign help, is Pakistan’s usage of terrorists as a blackmailing tactics and foreign policy instruments. If a neighbouring country decides to help Baloch on humanitarian basis, Pakistan uses its…

Pakistan uses terrorists to blackmail its neighbours helping Baloch, says BLA’s Bashir Zeb

In an exclusive interview, commander-in-chief of Balochistan Liberation Army Bashir Zeb says Pakistan’s economy and foreign policy are driven by terrorism.FRANCESCA MARINOUpdated: 10 August, 2019 6:18 pm ISTMembers of the security forces stand guard at an entrance to Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg
“Pakistan is a terrorist organisation and its economy and foreign policy are driven by terrorism. However, it is high time the civilised world adopts a strong approach and stops Pakistan’s blackmailing tactics for good”, says Bashir Zeb, former chairman of BSO-Azad and the actual commander-in-chief of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).In an exclusive interview for ThePrint, Zeb is quite forthright: “The reason Baloch have not been successful in securing foreign help, is Pakistan’s usage of terrorists as a blackmailing tactics and foreign policy instruments. If a neighbouring country decides to help Baloch on humanitarian basis, Pakistan uses its…

Gwadar Free Zone set to win tax relief

By shahbaz rana Aug.10,2019NDC directs finance adviser to notify the sweeping concessionsISLAMABAD.: The National Development Council (NDC) has decided to grant tax concessions to business units that would be set up at the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — an issue that has remained in limbo for the last three years over fears that the move would adversely impact other economic zones of the country.The NDC — a body formed to give a formal role to the military in economic policymaking — directed the prime minister’s finance adviser to notify the sweeping concessions, sources in the Ministry of Finance told The Express Tribune.The meeting of the forum, presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan and with army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in attendance, was held on Thursday.The sources said finance adviser Hafeez Shaikh had assured the NDC that the matter would be resolved soon.But the adviser will require a report giving the nod to the move from an i…