Daily Archives: May 16, 2010

Balochistan schools receive TTP’s threatening letters

A student shows the threat letters sent by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan at Girls High School in Kali Shekhan, Quetta. — Photo by Online

QUETTA: A number of schools, including at least two girls’ schools, have closed down in Quetta after threatening letters were received by their managements.

Security was also beefed up in parts of the provincial capital and in Mastung.

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Zakir Majeed Baloch’s family on protest at KPC for second consecutive day

Karachi: The next-of-kin of Zakir Baloch, including his sister Farzana Majeed, cousins and children held a protest demonstration in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) for the recovery of Zakir who is “missing” since June 8, 2009. Zakir Baloch is Senior Vice- Chairman, Baloch Students Organisation (Azad).

“My brother Zakir had gone to Mastung on an organisational trip of the BSO,” his elder sister Farzana Majeed told The News. “Two other BSO activists Waheed Murad and Abdul Basit were accompanying him. When they reached Piringabad, Mastung, two cars with armed men arrived from somewhere and kidnapped my brother and his two comrades,” she said.

“They drove away but Abdul Basit and Waheed Murad were released after some 15 minutes while my brother remains in custody by these unknown people since June 8, 2009,” she said.

The ordeal of the family continues despite specific orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan that security agencies should produce “missing” people. The act is also a blatant violation of assurances given by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani that “missing” people would be released so that it brings solace to the impoverished people of Balochistan and mitigates the deep sense of alienation among the Baloch people, especially its youth.

Needless to mention here that certain lobbies are bent upon creating cleavages between the people of Balochistan and the Punjab and are not ready to listen even to specific orders of Prime Minister Gilani and the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhri.

meanwhile leaders of different Baloch parties, human rights and social activists have visited the protest camp to show their solidarity with the family of abducted Baloch leader and other thousands of forced disappeared Baloch activists.

Source: Baloch Warna

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