Free Balochistan Movement protest against China-Pakistan joint venture in Balochistan

Monday, January 29th, 2018 11:46 pm

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LONDON: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) organised a two-day protest outside Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Park Lane area against the sale of Baloch lands in Gwadar by a property dealer ‘One Investments’.

The participants of the protest were carrying placards and banners against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the sale of Baloch lands in Gwadar and human rights violations in Balochistan by Pakistan.

Activists of Baloch Republican Party and Balochistan Raaji Zrombesh also joined the FBM protest against Pakistani state atrocities in Balochistan.

The protesters said that China and Pakistan were aiming to change the demography of Balochistan by settling hundreds of thousands of Punjabis and Chinese in Gwadar.

Faiz Baluch an activist of Free Balochistan Movement said, “FMB has organised this two-day protest against China and Pakistan’s joint ventures and sale of Baloch lands in Gwadar.”

He said that Baloch people urge the international investors to stop spending their money on so-called development projects unless the Balochistan issue is resolved. He said that Pakistan has illegally occupied Balochistan and since then it has been committing atrocities against Baloch people.

“As we gather here today, the Pakistan army is continuing its military offensives in Gwadar, Turbat, Kolwah, Dera Bugti and several other areas of Balochistan. They are killing innocent Baloch women and children. They have arrested and disappeared several innocent Baloch.”

He said China was supporting Pakistan in these atrocities against Baloch people.

He added, “The investment and support of the international community are encouraging Pakistan to intensify Baloch genocide. That’s why we request the international community to stop supporting Pakistan.”

Mir Suleman Dawood, Khan of Kalat, also participated in the protest on the second day and said, “We are protesting against the sale of Baloch lands in Gwadar.”

He also said that Pakistan’s Punjabi army is indiscriminately killing Baloch people and all Baloch should unite against Pakistan’s brutalities in Balochistan.

Abdulla Baloch, a leader of Balochistan Raaji Zrombesh, said, “We have gathered here to tell the world that stop investing in China-Pakistan controversial projects because Balochistan is not Pakistan and Gwadar is not Pakistan. The Baloch will not allow anyone to sell their land to foreigners.”

He said that Baloch is struggling to regain their freedom. The international investors should know that Balochistan is an occupied land and they should refrain from putting their money in China-Pakistan initiated projects.

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