Baloch leader hails US’ decision to cancel aid for Pak

Baloch leader hails US’ decision to cancel aid for Pak

London: The head of Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) Hyrbyair Marri welcomed the United States administration’s decision to cancel USD 300 million dollars of Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to Pakistan.

In a statement, Marri said, “We welcome the (Donald) Trump administration’s decision to cancel the CSF to Pakistan. Millions of dollars would have been used by Pakistan Army to maintain its army and garrisons in Balochistan and to support Chinese plan to occupy Balochistan’s strategic seaports.”

He claimed that Pakistan’s foreign policy was based on terrorism and deception, adding, “Pakistan started its terrorism by occupying and ‘illegally annexing’ Balochistan and then they extended their terrorist activities to India and Afghanistan.”

The Baloch leader alleged that the new Pakistan government’s offer of peace was nothing but deception and deceit “as it is an open secret and well-documented fact” that the country’s civil government, judiciary, and media are controlled by the Pakistan Army.

Marri asserted that Pakistan took billions of dollars from the US government in the name of fighting against terrorism but in return sheltered terrorists like Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar, who supported, financed and trained the Taliban to kill soldiers of 30 countries in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan is also protecting and sheltering United Nations and US-designated terrorists like Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahudeen who have been involved in religious terrorism in India,” he added.

Marri went on to say that India should not shy away from the fact that Pakistan will hold on their determination to make Kashmir part of Pakistan.
“Neither Pakistan will stop interfering in Kashmir nor will they leave Balochistan. India has to have a concrete policy to deal with the existing realities,” he stated.

Earlier in the month, it was reported that the United States military cancelled the financial aid worth USD 300 million to Pakistan due to the growing concerns regarding Islamabad’s failure to tackle terrorism.

However, the Pentagon clarified that the decision to suspend the aid was made in January itself.