Srinagar: Reacting over the ‘terrorist’ attack on a five star hotel in Balochistan on 11 May, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan Condemned the attack and said that “such acts especially in Balochistan are an attempt to sabotage Pakistan’s economic projects and prosperity as the port targeted is an important piece of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure project in the country.”
Mr. Khan in a statement on Saturday said that the national security forces shall defeat the terrorists. He added that the government will do everything to dismantle such agendas from succeeding, Radio Pakistan reported.
He also paid rich tributes to the three martyrs and injured security personnel during the operation.
Three gunmen stormed into a five-star hotel on Saturday evening, in the southwestern Pakistani port city of Gwadar, prompting an hour long shootout with security forces in which one hotel guard and the attackers were killed.
Baloch Liberation Army(BLA), a militant separatist group, claimed responsibility for the attack. “Our fighters have carried out this attack on Chinese and other foreign investors who were staying in PC hotel,” wrote Jihand Baloch, a BLA spokesperson, in an email to DW.