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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan hands in Balochistan unrest

[b]Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan hands in Balochistan unrest[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 February, ( [/b]Pakistan has accused India and Afghanistan for fomenting violence in this southwestern province of the country."Afghan warlords and drug barons are arming tribal militants and India is financing them," Balochistan Governor Awais Ahmad Ghani told newsmen in the port city of Karachi a day after 21 people were killed in the latest round of violence.

He said the deteriorating security situation was partly a spillover from Afghanistan due to the weakness of President Hamid Karzai's government.

"Unfortunately Karzai’s central government is weak in the provinces and the warlords and druglords there are pushing arms into Balochistan," he added.

"We have successfully stopped 10 to 12 percent of arms movement from Afghanistan but the border between Afghanistan and Balochistan is over 1,200 kms long and it is very difficult to completely seal it," Ghani added.

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