Baloch activists hold anti-CPEC protest during G-20 Summit in Hamburg

| Updated: Jul 09, 2017 02:46 IST

Hamburg [Germany], July 8 (ANI): As world leaders gathered for the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, activists from the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) held a protest against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar project passing through the Balochistan province. The protestors blamed China for helping Pakistan in committing war crimes and genocide in Balochistan. They also blamed the Pakistan Army for carrying out military operations, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and killings in the region. BRP Germany vice-president Adil Baloch said, "The Baloch people are protesting because the CPEC is bringing in a lot of human rights abuses. Pakistan along China is looting and exploiting the resource of Balochistan. Balochistan is not for outsiders, not for Chinese or Pakistanis." The protestors alleged that China is a member of the Group of 20 and second largest economy of the world, but in pursuit of its economic goals it has been playing a very negative role in the region. BRP activist Najeeb Baloch said, "China has been playing very negative role in the region. The CPEC is an appalling project, but comes at the expense of Baloch's people's lives. It has brought death and destruction for the local people instead of economic opportunities." (ANI)