MULTAN: Eleven-year-old Ali Haider Baloch has been walking with other activists of the Voice for the Missing Baloch Persons for over two months from rugged terrain of Balochistan to the plains of Punjab.
He is marching on Islamabad from Quetta to highlight the issue of missing Baloch people, including his father.
He says he hopes that with the conclusion of the march, his father and other missing people will come home safe and sound.
United State: Human rights groups are calling for a UN fact-finding mission to Pakistan following the discovery of multiple mass graves in Balochistan province this past weekend. Pakistan’s army has been accused of atrocities bordering on genocide, with thousands of Baloch, including scores of independence activists, being “disappeared” in recent years.
BALOCHISTAN: Voice of Baloch Missing Persons Chairman Nasarullah Baloch has warned that if the lingering issue of missing persons is not resolved till the long march arrives in Islamabad, the next destination of the long march will be Geneva.
Addressing a press conference at Balochistan House on Friday, he informed that around 100 bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Khuzdar and from among them, three persons have been identified as the missing persons.
MULTAN: Activists of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) held a demonstration outside the Multan Press Club on Thursday against the discovery of mutilated bodies from mass graves in Tootak, military operation, forced disappearance and extra-judicial killing of Baloch people.
Protesters, led by VBMP Chairman Mama Abdul Qadeer, chanted slogans against the United Nations and international media over their ‘silence’ at the discovery of mass graves.
A mass grave was discovered in Tootak, Khuzdar on the 25th January by a shepherd after which the locals converged there to recover bodies. The number of the bodies found, which the middle class government representatives are at pains to limit to 13, while reports filtering out put the number at around 150 and more. Even a Supreme Court (SC) judge said the number is 25. The numbers aside what this supposedly representative government fails to understand is that even a single body is one too many but then this government like that of the previous one is more concerned about surviving rather than serving the people.
MULTAN: The Baloch activists, led by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Chairperson Mama Qadeer Baloch, arrived in Multan on Wednesday on the 76th day of their long march to Islamabad highlighting the issue of Baloch missing people.
Several Seraiki nationalist parties, commoners and Baloch students of educational institutions welcomed the group showering rose petals on the participants.