ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday shared its deep concerns with the United States over the use of Afghan soil by the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and the role of India behind the recent terrorist attack, targeting the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi.
The concerns were conveyed to the US President’s pointman on Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who visited Islamabad as part of ongoing efforts to advance the peace process in the neighbouring country.
His visit came just days after four terrorist, belonging to BLA tried to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) building. They were gunned down by the security forces before they could achieve their objectives.
The BLA was quick to take the responsibility while preliminary investigations suggested that terrorists were in touch with their handlers in Afghanistan.
Although, official readout did not say, sources revealed that in his meeting with Khalilzad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi did raise the issue of “safe havens” of BLA in Afghanistan as well as the role of India in orchestrating the terrorist attack.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday told the National Assembly that he had “no doubt” that India was behind the attack on the PSX. It is believed that the Pakistani side during meeting with Khalilzad called for decisive action against the BLA “sanctuaries.”