US not involved with Baloch rebels


The US embassy on Friday denied a media report claiming that the US government was involved with the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA). “We categorically deny this claim as utterly false and lacking any basis in fact,” the embassy said. A statement said the United States had 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,” the statement said.