by Asad Hashim – Al Jazeera
Relatives of people who have been disappeared or killed in Pakistan march more than 2,000km seeking UN intervention.
Mundera, Pakistan – Qadeer Rekhi is a long way from home.
More than 2,150 kilometres away, in fact – that’s how much ground he and a small group of others, mostly women and children, have covered by foot since they began their long march on October 27 from Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province. They are due to finish their journey on Friday with their arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.
(Reuters) – Relatives of Baloch students, activists and ordinary people who have gone missing in a lawless Pakistani province appealed to the United Nations for help on Thursday after walking across Pakistan for months to draw attention to their plight.
Bodies of hundreds of pro-independence activists have been found across the Baluchistan province and many more have gone missing in the past several years, in a little-reported conflict in a remote corner on Pakistan’s Iranian border.
The march had started from Quetta on October 27, 2013.
RAWALPINDI:The long march participants led by Mama Qadeer Baloch under the aegis of the Voice of Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP) hope to raise awareness about human rights violations in Balochistan and demand the recovery of their missing relatives.
راولپنڈی: بلوچستان کے لاپتہ افراد کے لواحقین کا 104 دن قبل کوئٹہ سے شروع ہونے والا پیدل قافلہ سندھ اور پنجاب کے مختلف شہروں سے ہوتا ہوا راولپنڈی کی حدود میں داخل ہو گیا ہے۔
RAWALPINDI: The long march participants, who left Quetta on foot over three months ago, arrived in Rawalpindi on Thursday, Express News correspondent Imran Asghar reported.
The participants, led by Mama Qadeer Baloch under the aegis of the Voice of Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP), hope to raise awareness about human rights violations in Balochistan and demand the recovery of their missing relatives.