‘Free Balochistan’ posters appear on New York buses; came back to haunt Pak

campaign began with posters atop New York’s ubiquitous yellow taxis

‘Free Balochistan’ posters appear on New York buses; came back to haunt Pak

Its come back to haunt the Pakistanis.

Roughly a month after they appeared on buses in London , the posters ‘Free Balochistan’ have appeared in New York buses.

This is part of a campaign by Baloch nationalists against Pakistan’s alleged human rights abuses in the province.

The World Baloch Organization (WBO), which is behind the posters, launched the “#FreeBalochistan” campaign in New York last week to spread awareness about abuses such as “enforced disappearances, torture and summary executions”.

The campaign began with posters atop New York’s ubiquitous yellow taxis.

The trucks drove around the consulates of Pakistan and China, WBO said in a statement.

One of the signs also read “No to CPEC”, referring to the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a flagship project under Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The CPEC will connect Xinjiang in China’s west to the Gwadar port in Balochistan.

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