Balochistan Liberation Army declared a terrorist group by the US

The US State Department has confirmed the decision to declare the armed separatist group, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), as a global terrorist organisation, hoping the move will help minimise its existence. With this classification, it is a crime for anyone in the United States to assist the militants and any US assets they may have will now be frozen.

The timing of the decision stipulates that Washington is willing to improve diplomatic relations with Pakistan, as BLA has been proscribed entity since 2006 and Pakistan had been calling for such a decision.

Source: ExpressTribune