Rejecting China’s interference in Balochistan over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Balochistan Republican Party (BRP) activists have said Islamabad wants to build the same in the region on the dead bodies of Baloch people with Beijing’s help.
The activists held a seminar in Paroon area of Panjgur district throwing light on the atrocities on the people of Balochistan and urged the Indian media to highlight the issue.
“We have seen that Pakistani media greatly aired news about the death of Burhan Wani (Hizbul Mujahideen militant). Similarly, we want the Indian media to take Balochistan issue and expose the atrocities done by the Pakistan Army on the people of Balochistan before the world,” said an activist at the seminar.
He urged the international community and right groups across the globe to raise the voice of oppressed Baloch people on an international forum.
The BRP activist said Pakistan is committing genocide and deterring the peaceful struggle of Baloch nationals through different extremist groups like Hafiz Saeed’sLashkar-e-Taiba. He also condemned Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri’s statement on Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti.
The activist highlighted that those who have raised their voice on the Balochistan issue were crushed by the army. So far, thousands of party activists have been killed by the Pakistani intelligence agencies, he said.
“Families wait for justice throughout life, so we hope every country supports our cause just like India that took up the Baloch issue and highlighted them on the international level,” he added.
The activists say that CPEC was causing damage to the environment and would not benefit the people of the region instead they alleged Balochistan’s abundant resources were being diverted for the benefit of Pakistan’s most populous province Punjab. Considered as a part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, the CPEC covers Balochistan and Sindh provinces and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
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