Pakistan shows itself as a democratic state but it was afraid of referendum in Balochistan under the UN supervision which is a peaceful and democratic way to let people choose their fate.
The president of Baloch Republican Party Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti, while talking to a Pakistani news channel, denied claims of government regarding negotiations between Baloch freedom movement leaders and Pakistani state. He said “like the previous governments, the current government makes false claims of negotiations, these are tactics of fooling people.”
“Tell me the name of the agency that has detained Zahid Baloch. When those who have him admit he is in their custody, I will end my strike.” Lateef Johar
KARACHI: In the scorching heat outside Karachi Press Club, the Balochistan chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, sat next to a pale Lateef Johar and asked him to give up the hunger strike. “I have come to meet you and appeal to you to end your hunger strike,” he said to Johar. The chief minister had come to Karachi to especially meet Johar on Wednesday.
On April 30th, 1977, protestors led by fourteen strong women descended upon the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to demonstrate against their missing children. An authoritarian government responded to these protests by calling referring to the demonstrators as “the madwomen.” Under a cloud of fear and repression protestors gathered every week, using the World Cup hosted in Argentina in 1978 to raise international awareness of the human rights violations going on in the country. A decades long struggle, led by what have been called The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, ensued and eventually culminated on January 26, 2006, when the activists acknowledged the civilian government’s efforts to find the missing bodies. A similar struggle is emerging in Pakistan, as Mama Qadeer leads his followers from Balochistan to Islamabad to raise awareness about the missing Baloch.
KARACHI: The Baloch Students Organisation (Azad) has warned the authorities to immediately release its chairman Zahid Baloch or it will seek help of the United Nations and other international human rights bodies to get him recovered.
BSO-A acting chairperson Karima Baloch said at a press conference at the press club here on Sunday that over a month and a half had passed since their leader was picked up reportedly by security forces. They had neither released him nor admitted to having him in custody, she said.
Twenty-four year old Latif Johar is wasting away outside the Karachi Press Club. Three weeks ago, he declared a hunger strike unto death, in protest against the disappearance of Zahid Baloch, the chairman of the Baloch Student Organisation-Azaad, or BSO-Azaad. Continue reading →