Pakistan blames India for Balochistan unrest

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Islamabad, Apr.23 (ANI): Pakistan has blamed India for the turbulent situation in Balochistan.

The Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik told Senate members that New Delhi is backing the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) to cause disturbance and ignite insurgency in the region.

"Militant organisation raised by Russia during the Afghan war is now being backed by India," Malik said.

He said that after the death of the Baloch leader Akbar Bugti, the BLA has been revived, and around thousand Baloch militants who have been trained in Russia, are now back in the province to fuel insurgency.

"This is evident from Brahamdagh Bugti's recent television interview in which he sought Indian and American support," The Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying.

He claimed that Brahamdagh Bugti maintained a very close relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Irked by Malik's statement, Baloch senators staged a walk out from the House in protest.

Baloch senators said the claims made by Malik were baseless. (ANI)

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