I was pressurised by security forces for not launching long march: Qadeer Baloch


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KARACHI: “I was pressurised by government and establishment for not launching long march” Mama Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) said in his press conference at Karachi press club on Friday.

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch launched a long march from Quetta to Karachi on October 27 to press the authorities for recovery of missing Baloch political workers.

After 750 kilometers of walking, the participants ended their long march at Karachi press club on November 22, 2013 and held a press conference.

The leader of long march said that while marching towards their destination they confronted a number of difficulties and received death threats on phone calls from Pakistani government and establishment to stop long march.

“Our travel was long and full of hardships but we had strong will, therefore we marched with passion and commitment. Peoples’ response in different cities including Sardar Akhtar Megal’s remained very positive and supportive.” Appreciated Mama Qadeer Baloch

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Mama Qadeer Baloch differed with the statement of National Party’s leader Senator Hasil Khan Bezinjo that abduction kills and dump of Baloch had been stopped. He said that “kill and dump” policy is still continued in Balochistan, even in the home town of Hasil Beznjo.

“Currently 18000 people are missing and we have provided the list of these missing persons to UNO, and 1500 missing persons’ dead bodies have been dumped. More than 600 Balochs have been targeted in target killing that going on Balochistan which include students, intellectuals, doctors and professors.” Mama Qadeer Baloch said in press conference.

Mama Qadeer Baloch said “The Chief Justice of Supreme Court Ch. Iftikar Ahmed admitted involvement of state secret agencies in abductions with the evidences, but his decisions were not put into practice and till today the violation of human rights in Balochistan is continued.”

Mama Qadeer Baloch termed Dr Malik’s government worse than the previous ones. He said that Dr Malik had said that if he failed in recovery of Baloch missing persons then he would resign from his position and recently he admitted his failure.

Baloch thanked BBC and Vsh News for covering their long march; however, he blamed the mainstream media in Pakistan for ignoring their march.

“We will continue our protest which will be harder in future.” Mama Qadeer Baloch said in press conference at Karachi Press Club

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