As US presidentDonald Trump
hailed the growing ties between the US and Pakistan after their meet on the sidelines of theWorld Economic Forum
at Davos, the Pakistan Prime MinisterImran Khan
was greeted with protests by human rights activists from Pakistan and abroad to highlight the atrocities by country’s army in Sindh andBalochistan
The protest at Davos city centre were led by former mayor of Jamshed Town inKarachi
and human rights activist Arif Aajakia, was to urge international policy makers in Davos to make Pakistan respect the human rights of people in Balochistan and Sindh region of Pakistan. The protesters stated that not enough has been done to curb Pakistan’s army to stop atrocities against people of these ethnicities in the country and world leaders haven’t pressured Pakistan to respect human rights in these regions.
While the US president Trump emphasized before his meeting with the Pakistan PM that the two countries have “Never been closer than we are right now” and two countries will continue to seek a lasting solution to the long pending political problems, the protestors demanded sanctions on Pakistan for a poor track record on human rights violations.
Aajakia and other human rights activists said they would continue to protest and use every possible platform to highlight the plight of Sindhis and Balochis in Pakistan and urge the world leaders to impose strict sanctions till the atrocities are stopped