Islamabad: In today’s edition of Urdu-language newspaper Khabrain, a report appeared alleging U.S. Government involvement with the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA). We categorically deny this claim as utterly false and lacking any basis in fact.
The United States has no intention of interfering with internal matters of Pakistani politics or policy. It is common practice for diplomats to meet with provincial leaders in order to better understand the local political climate of the country to which they are assigned. However, a meeting is simply that, a dialogue between two parties, and does not constitute a commitment of support.
We request an immediate correction for the record.
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