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Baloch oppose CPEC, demand Pak and China exit from Balochistan


Berlin : Exiled Baloch leaders and activists on Friday gathered in Germany’s Berlin city to voice their concern against the under construction multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The event titled “China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – Its adverse impact on Balochistan & the region” has been organized by the European branch of Baloch National Movement (BNM), a Baloch nationalist political group.

Dr Zaffar Baloch, the Organiser of the Baloch National Movement in North America said, “The message is very clear, the people of Balochistan demand China and Pakistan to get out of Balochistan. Balochistan is not a part of Pakistan and it has no right to sign any agreement with China that has anything to do with Balochistan. So, we want them out”.

The event attended by experts, analysts, journalists, economists and policy makers also discussed the impact of economic corridor in the region.

People in Balochistan, Pakistan’s resource rich province, are opposing CPEC, which runs mostly through the region. Balochistan is in the throes of a popular movement for self-determination that is gathering intensity.         –ANI