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CPEC adding to woes of Baloch people, say activists

Baloch political and human rights activists have blamed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar project, for unemployment, insecurity and economic degradation in Balochistan.Speaking at an event outside the United Nations during the 42nd session of Human Rights Council here, they raised issues like growing extremism, forced disappearances, target killings of intellectuals and political activists.The event was organised by the Baloch Human Rights Council.The Baloch activists, gathered in Geneva, have been organising events outside the UN office here with an aim to highlight the atrocities carried out by Pakistani agencies and seek international support on the matter.On Tuesday, the Baloch Human Rights Council organised a briefing on The Humanitarian Crisis in Balochistan at a special tent at Broken Chair in front of the UN headquarters.Before that, a protest was organised by the World Sindhi Congress (WCS) at a time when Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood .

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