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Pakistan activists upset by new security law

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Activists worry that the Protection of Pakistan Act will be used to justify security forces’ excesses.


Islamabad, Pakistan – Sitting in a tent outside the Islamabad Press Club, in the baking heat of the Punjab summer, Zerjan Baloch awaits justice.

Not that she expects to receive it, she says.

On March 18, witnesses said a group of armed men in paramilitary uniforms and others in plainclothes apprehended Zahid Baloch, Zerjan’s husband, in the southwestern city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

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