Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday blamed India for a deadly attack on the stock exchange in Karachi, saying there was “no doubt” who was responsible.
“Our security forces fought and thwarted a huge tragedy which was planned by our neighbouring country India,” Khan told parliament, without offering any evidence.
The home-grown Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack, in which three security guards and a policeman were killed -- as well as the four assailants.
The BLA said it was targeting “Pakistan’s economy”, as well as “Chinese economic interests” in Balochistan”.
“This plan, we have no doubt, was perpetrated by India, “Khan told parliament. Pakistan has long blamed India for funding the Balochistan separatist movement and other groups. India, meanwhile, accuses Pakistan of supporting militants in the contested Kashmir region and elsewhere. India did not directly respond to Khan’s comments, which came after the Pakistan foreign ministry Monday accused India of “complicity in acts of terrorism against Pakistan”.
New Delhi said it rejected those “absurd comments”.