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CPEC will have huge impact on Baloch people: Claudia Waeldich

ANI  |  Oberhausen [Germany] 

Asserting that the USD 51.5 billionChina-Economic Corridor will have a huge impact on the Baloch people, German lawyer and human right activist Claudia Waeldich said the people of already have no access to the Gwadar port as has been to for 40 years.

"The demography of the region will change as will bring its own workers to work in The Baloch will be expelled from their villages and homes," Waeldich warned.

She alleged that the Army has already began its operation to achieve there aim of expelling the Baloch people.

Waeldich said that only local security officials will find work and the rest of the population will be excluded contrary to the promise of creating new jobs for the Baloch.

"The will incorporate 2000kilometer transport link in Kashgar in north west of to Gwadar Port in on the Arabian Sea near border to The geo-economy of China would change the geo-strategy from to in the Silk Routes to be built and pact by the new Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) which was established for this purpose to finance all projects of the CPEC," she said.

Waeldich warned that China is spreading its political and economic influence in the region through specific conditions of the CPEC, which have Pakistan's support.

"China signed with the Punjab regime to secure influence over the resources along the with the help of Special Security Division (SSD) which is responsible for the security of China in regardless of the interest of the Baloch and other deprived regions in Pakistan," she said.

There are nine planned. These planned enclaves are for which energy and water supply will have to be supplied from Baloch resources and it will not be open to Baloch investors in their own countries. Taxes will not be paid by Chinese in Balochistan," she added.

Waeldich further said that Balochistan still exists as a state and also cited that founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah had acknowledged the independence of Balochistan as it is shown in a document. So, consistency of this document can't be guaranteed.

"We are appealing to end this one sided illegal contract and to set up a new one to the benefit of Baloch and other deprived regions of Pakistan," she said.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 14:32 IST