Islamabad: Once again, there have been attacks on Chinese citizens in Pakistan. According to Pakistani media reports, four people, including a Chinese national, were killed in an explosion near a van near the Confucius Institute at Sindh University in Karachi. The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacker attacked in front of a crowd of mourners later in the afternoon. Tell me what is BLA. Why does he attack and what are their demands?

BLA Balochistan is a terrorist organization in Pakistan whose aim is to liberate Balochistan from Pakistan. The BLA says that the Pakistani army treats the local people in Balochistan inhumanely. Baloch nationalists believe that Pakistan has never taken steps for the betterment of Balochistan and only exploited its resources. Many countries including Pakistan consider it a terrorist organization. BLA has been fighting for the independence of Balochistan since 1970. In the recent times, the BLA has carried out several attacks in Pakistan.

The BLA is known to carry out guerrilla attacks. In 2021, the BLA carried out at least 12 attacks. The BLA had killed 16 Pakistani soldiers in an attack in 2020. The BLA is more active in the region of Balochistan, but has operations in other parts of Pakistan as well. The BLA was officially established in 2000 but has been involved in the struggle for an independent Balochistan since 1973. Pakistan has accused India and Afghanistan of supporting the BLA, which both countries oppose.

There is a historical place in Pakistan- Quaid-e-Azam-Residency. It was here that Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last days of his life. The building collapsed after a rocket attack on 15 June 2013. BLA took the responsibility BLA militants hoisted the BLA flag by removing the Pakistani flag from the monument. The building was later renovated and opened on 14 August 2014 for Nawaz Sharif, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan.