Geneva: The European Organisation of Pakistani Minorities ( EOPM) has displayed posters, containing the message – ‘Save the Minorities in Pakistan’ – across Geneva, in a bid to sensitise people about the atrocities meted out to the minorities by Islamabad.
A series of posters with the message – Free Baluchistan – have also been displayed.
These messages are displayed at the back of the public transport and across the city.
Almost a week back, activists of U.K.-based Baloch and Sindhi groups staged a demonstration in front of 10 Downing Street – the official residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May, over extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances being carried out in Pakistan.
Underlining the state sponsored persecution of Baloch, Sindhi, Pakhtun and other ethnic communities within Pakistan, several experts have highlighted that some civilised nations are capable of accepting hypocrisy when it comes to atrocities being carried on certain people by selecting some instances of suffering and to use it as an opportunity to demonstrate that we are a part of the civilised world and condemn violence.
Baloch activists have been protesting for decades against extra-judicial killings by the Pakistan Army and enforced disappearances of the people of Sindh and Balochistan.
Moreover, China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013, and in the last four years, it has displayed its willingness to follow-through on its plans.
People in Balochistan, Pakistan’s resource rich province, are, however, opposing the CPEC, which runs mostly through the region.
The CPEC initiative involves investment of about USD 4 trillion or more as it is in an ever-expanding mode and more and more countries are joining it in the hope of reaping trade and commercial dividends out of massive infrastructure being built around Asia, Europe and Africa to facilitate flow of goods and services. (ANI)