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World must consider Balochistan's condition before joining OBOR initiative: Baloch leader

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Baloch Republican Party (BRP) member from Germany, Ashraf Sherjan has advised countries joining China's the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, to first consider the situation in before taking any step further.

"I would request all other countries to consider the situation of before joining the OBOR project," Sherjan said.

Asserting that the OBOR initiative is almost linked with the Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Sherjan said the people and leaders of have already rejected the CPEC project.

He further said that the CPEC is not in the interest of people of but only for people of Punjab province and Pakistan.

"We the people of have even rejected Pakistan and So, we request to the countries that are joining this OBOR initiative, we want to inform them before they take any step forward for OBOR that please considered the situation in and see what is happening in Just to make happy due to the CPEC, Pakistan is already killing the people of Balochistan," he said.

Sherjan added that a slow motion of genocide is going on just because of the CPEC.

"But in between interest of and in interest of Pakistan and for the people of Balochistan, there is no benefit and no interest in this project," he said.

He asserted that Baloch leaders in exile have been protesting against the CPEC and they will continue to do so against Pakistan and

"So, I and the Baloch nation request to countries which are joining the OBOR that they will be on the losing side.

So better don't waste your time, don't waste your energy and don't waste your money on the OBOR," he said.

Sherjan also appreciated India for skipping the OBOR summit in Beijing beginning today.

Baloch people and activists have been consistently protesting against the CPEC, alleging that Pakistan is only concerned about exploiting the resources of for Beijing and its advantage.

Considered to be a part of China's One Belt, One Road initiative, the USD 51 billion CPEC will cover significant parts of Balochistan, Sindh and the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 12:57 IST