A suicide bomber named Shari Baloch detonated himself at the University of Karachi in Pakistan’s Karachi city, killing four people, including three Chinese female teachers. Soon after the blast, the Balochistan Liberation Army’s Majid Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack and released a photograph of the suicide bomber.

At the University of Karachi, China has established a Confucius Institute to teach Chinese Mandarin to Pakistani youth. A female teacher from China came here to teach Chinese. The suicide bomber waited for a van carrying female Chinese teachers. Sherry exploded as the van approached.

After this incident, China reacted sharply saying that the blood of a Chinese citizen will not be shed! China has demanded the Pakistan government to take strict action. The new Shahbaz Sharif government of Pakistan is barely two weeks away and there is a big challenge before Pakistan. Sino-Pakistan relations are deteriorating by calling each other ‘iron friends’.

This is not the first attack on Chinese civilians by the Baloch Liberation Army. There have been 5 such incidents before. Last year on 14 July 2021, a bus carrying Chinese workers working at Dasu Hydropower in Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan was attacked. The attack killed 13 people, including nine Chinese civilians and four Pakistanis, and injured 28 others.

A Baloch woman suicide bomber blew herself up in Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi, killing four people, including three Chinese teachers. This is not the first attack on a Chinese national in Pakistan. The situation is about to get worse!

On 20 August 2021, Chinese workers working in the Gwadar East Bay were attacked. The Chinese consulate in Karachi was attacked on November 23, 2018. No Chinese people were hurt in the attack, but four people, including two Pakistani policemen, were killed. On May 11, 2018, five people were killed in the attack on Pearl Continental, a five-star hotel in Gwadar. The main targets of Baloch Liberation Army attacks are Pakistani soldiers and Chinese civilians. The Pakistani army persecutes the local people in Balochistan. On the other hand, the Baloch people, who have the spirit of fighting, keep on retaliated.

The people of Balochistan are already very angry with the government of Pakistan, which has increased because of China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through Balochistan. The Gwadar port in Balochistan is also being developed by China. It was the tradition of Pakistan that if Chinese projects come to Balochistan, then the people of China will reach there.

The land of Balochistan is rich in natural gas and other mineral resources. China is eyeing this mineral. Apart from the Gwadar port in Balochistan, where Chinese projects are underway, Chinese security forces do not allow local Baloch people to enter. The incident took place when Pakistan issued identity cards to every citizen of Balochistan and asked them to keep this identity card with them when they go out of the house.

Balochistan Liberation Army is fighting with Pakistan for two purposes. Baloch people want independence from Pakistan. China has occupied here in the name of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, so China has to be driven out of Balochistan.

When people went out, Pakistan Army and every Baloch going to China started asking for identity cards. The locals said, is this any way? We have been living here for generations and now we have to give our identity? Rather, we choose to fight and die.

The Balochistan Liberation Army has banned the designation of Pakistan as a terrorist organization. Army nicknamed BLA wants Balochistan’s independence from Pakistan. Their second demand is that China should complete all its projects from here. The freedom struggle of Balochistan has been going on since 1970. Balochistan Liberation Army was established in the year 2000.

Pakistan has repeatedly accused India and Afghanistan of aiding Balochistan terrorists. The people of Balochistan have repeatedly made a public request that India should come here and free us from the clutches of Pakistan. Videos of people of Balochistan addressing our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asking for help have also gone viral! Of course, our country has been denying Pakistan’s allegations and saying that India has no hand in what is happening in Balochistan. Many organizations in Balochistan are fighting for independence from Pakistan.

The Balochistan Liberation Army has a long history of fighting. There are some incidents that no one can forget. The Balochistan Liberation Army demolished the building on June 15, 2013 with a rocket attack on the Azam Residency, the site where Pakistani MP Azam Muhammad Ali Jeena spent his last days. The Balochistan Liberation Army lowered the Pakistani flag from the memorial and unfurled the Balochistan flag. The Quaid-e-Azam Residency later rebuilt Pakistan and was opened by former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan’s Independence Day on 14 August 2014.

The person who carried out the bomb blasts in Karachi was an educated person. Shari, 30, had a master’s degree in zoology and an MPhil in education. She was a teacher in a school. Shari has two children. Her husband Habitan Bashir Baloch is a dentist. Shari was a member of the most dangerous Majid Brigade of the Balochistan Liberation Army. After what Sherry did, her husband Habita tweeted, “I am so proud of Sherry. Shari’s surname was Barmash.

Before the attack, Shari herself had written goodbye on Twitter, but at that time no one knew that she was going to do a big event. Looking at what Shari has done, it is likely that there will be other suicide bombers in Balochistan as well. Now questions are also being raised on China-Pakistan relations.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan used to do what China says. Shahbaz Sharif is still confused about China. Last week, Pakistan’s new Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal sent a report to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif recommending the closure of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying it was not in Pakistan’s interest. The Balochistan Liberation Army has given an open warning to leave China as soon as possible, otherwise it will be difficult to escape!