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Pakistanis lobby to free families trapped in Xinjiang

BEIJING: Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China’s restive Xinjiang are travelling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation’s new government will pressure its ally for their release. Beijing has faced an outcry from activists, some governments and UN human rights experts over mass detentions and strict surveillance of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, and other Muslim groups, in the western region. Mirza Imran Baig, 40, who trades between his home city of…