Frankfurt [Germany]: As Pakistan celebrates its 75th Independence Day, the Baloch living in Germany protested outside Pakistan’s consulate in Frankfurt to mark August 14 as ‘Black Day’.
The protestors raised slogans against Pakistan’s atrocities in Balochistan and carried out a long march in the city to make the locals aware of human rights violations in Balochistan.
Balochistan, the largest but poorest province of Pakistan has been hit by worst human rights violations where Pakistani security agencies are involved in extrajudicial killings, tortures and kidnappings of political activists, intellectuals and students.
The region, known for its rich mineral reserves, remains underdeveloped due to Pakistan’s negligence.
The protesters also raised the issue of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-million dollar project that gives easy access to China in the region, which the Baloch claims was forcefully occupied by Pakistan in 1948.
Meanwhile, the 76th Independence Day of Pakistan was observed as ‘Black Day’ in several parts of the country as people, political activists and opposition parties showed dissatisfaction with the government.