KARACHI: Activists of the Baloch National Front (BNF) appealed to human rights organisations on Thursday, to take notice of atrocities being committed, especially against women in Balochistan.
Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, BNF leader Mah Rang said that the same elements, who have always tried to suppress women in Balochistan by throwing acid on them and killing innocent people, were involved in kidnapping three Baloch girls. The girls were abducted from Bhangoria Goth in Azizabad on September 7 this year.
Like many others, Mama Qadeer’s son disappeared then was found dead. Years later, he is protesting to know why.
By : Benazir Shah
Quetta, Pakistan – Few people want to talk to Qadeer Rekhi – and even fewer want to talk about him.
The 75-year-old may be affectionately venerated as “Mama Qadeer” – mama meaning “uncle” in Urdu language – but many believe it is dangerous to be too closely associated with him.
For years, Mama Qadeer has protested something the authorities claim does not exist – the disappearance of people who oppose the Pakistani government in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan, where security forces have battled an armed separatist movement since 2005.
Since the start of this forsaken conflict, 11,375 people have died and thousands of others have gone missing.
Google “Pakistan” and you’ll be flooded with images of terrorist attacks, photos of Malala or trailers of the next Homeland episode. Actually, all of the above. But there is one region of this country you can be pretty sure will not show up on the first few dozen result pages: Balochistan.