Exiled PoK leaders stage anti-Pak protest at UN

Geneva: Exiled Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) leaders staged a protest against the oppressive policies of Pakistan at the United Nations headquarter in Geneva.

The protestors, hailing from Gilgit, Baltistan and PoK, while protesting outside the UN office submitted a petition requesting the UN and the international community to save them from the atrocities going there.

Exiled Baloch leader Mahran Marri, while speaking outside UN office in Geneva said that it was the responsibility of the United Nations to take note of the human rights violations being faced by people in Punjabi dominated Pakistan.

Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, Secretary General of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) said there are common issues and they would like to strengthen and send message to Pakistan government to change their attitude and respect the human rights of people.

The protestors also opposed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) calling the multi-million dollar project as a 'design by Pakistan and China to exploit their resources'.

CPEC is a collection of projects currently under construction at a cost of $46 billion, which are intended to upgrade and expand Pakistani infrastructure. The project will eventually link the Pakistani city of Gwadar Port in southwestern to China’s northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang via a vast network of highways and railways.

(With agency inputs)

News24 Bureau