Baloch activists raise issue of disappearances of political activists, bloggers

An event titled 'In the shadow of the Silk Road' with the tagline 'Economic Exploitations and Human Rights Violations in Balochistan' was held on the sidelines of 34th United Nations session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday. During the event organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, political activists and intellectuals from Balochistan raised the issue of Pakistan committing gross human rights abuses in the shadow of multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. They also highlighted the issue of consistent disappearances of political activists, bloggers and from Balochistan, Sindh and nearby provinces. The issue of economic exploitations and human rights' violations has been making headlines ever since India raised it in August 2016.