Massive anti-Pakistan protests erupt across Balochistan

Updated:2 months, 4 weeks ago IST

Dera Ghazi Khan/Quetta (Balochistan), Nov 20 (ANI): Slogans like “We want justice” and “Release all Baloch Missing Persons” echoed across Balochistan as a large number of women and children joined massive rallies for enforced disappearances in the Pakistani province on November 19. In Dera Ghazi Khan, the protesters are demanding immediate release of hundreds of Baloch political activists, students and other intellectuals who were illegally abducted by secret services and the Army in the past few months. The family members of Baloch missing persons have been protesting for the past few months, but their voice is unheard by Islamabad. They demand enforced disappearances should be criminalised. Balochistan is a resource-rich province of Pakistan, which the indigenous people claim to be forcefully occupied. The Baloch, who have been fighting for independence from Pakistan, are being targeted by secret agencies like the ISI and Military Intelligence. The target people are the journalists, youth leaders, doctors, teachers and other intellectual people, who have been resisting against Islamabad. The number of enforced disappearances and target killings has increased in Balochistan since China launched its multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the region. Balochistan’s Gwadar Port is the prime transit point, which China is investing huge money.

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