QUETTA, 25 November: Rejecting the alleged changes in the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Awami National Party has announced to start a protest movement from December 1.
ANP’s provincial president Asghar Khan Achakzai said they would not allow any one to usurp Pakhtun’s rights. He added that they would give a strong message to the rulers that Pakhtuns also wanted development.
Meanwhile, provincial president of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Senator Usman Khan Kakar alleged that the government had changed the route of CPEC and excluded the western part of the project.
He also alleged the mainstream media of not giving proper representation to Pakhutns in their talk shows. He alleged that TV channels invited only those who did not speak for Pakhtun’s rights.
He said that thought the federal government had been saying that it had not changed the route of the corridor, yet it did not allocate funds for the road and economic zones to be built in Pakhtun belt.
“The government had already allocated billions of funds for different projects in Punjab which meant it wanted to build the corridor through Punjab only,” he alleged.
He, however, warned that nationalist politicians would not allow the government to ignore Pakhtuns in the multi-billion dollars project.