Pak claims India `interfering` in Balochistan
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 22:12
Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that India is "interfering" in its southwestern Balochistan province, a charge New Delhi has repeatedly denied.

Making a statement in the Senate or upper house of Parliament in response to points raised by lawmakers, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Pakistan has evidence that India is "interfering" in Balochistan.

He did not give details about his charge, which has already been dismissed by India.

Malik also claimed that Pakistan has identified terrorist training camps established inside Afghanistan for interference in Balochistan. This issue has formally been taken up with the Afghan government, he said.

Some persons reported missing from Balochistan were forcibly taken to these training camps in Afghanistan, he alleged.

Though the Baloch Liberation Army said 6,000 people were missing from Balochistan, this was later reduced to 1,133.

Balochistan government provided a list of 992 missing persons, which included 600 without necessary particulars, Malik said.

An advertisement was published in newspapers asking people to provide details about missing persons and only 43 applications had been received by authorities so far, he said.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 22:12

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