Baloch poetess Habiba Pir Jan Baloch enforced disappeared by Pakistani forces from Karachi

Today another Baloch woman has been forcibly disappeared by Pakistani forces from Karachi.

It has been reported by social media that Habiba Pir Jan Baloch an artist and poetess who hails from Nazarabad village of tehsil Tump in Kick district, Balochistan was arrested from her home in Karachi this morning and shifted to an unknown location.

Family sources confirmed that Pakistani security forces with some lady personnel arrived at their Karachi residence, they confiscated all their mobile phones and took Habiba Pir Jan Baloch with them.

Habiba Pir Jan Baloch is the niece of renowned Balochi poet Ali Jan Qaumi.

In a statement on the social networking website Twitter Vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Mama Qadeer Baloch said “Artist and poetess Habiba Pir Mohammad, a resident of Nazarabad, was abducted from her home in Karachi early this morning.

The security forces manhandled the family members thrashed the house and took away Habiba Pir Mohammed in injured condition with all the mobile phones of the family.” 

The family of Habiba Pir Jan Baloch has started a protest campaign for safe recovery of Habiba, at her native home in Kech, Balochistan. They have blocked the main road from Turbat to Mand. 

In his second statement on Twitter Mama Qadeer Baloch said “Habiba Pir Mohammad’s family in Nazarabad is holding a protest sit-in on the main road from Mand to Turbat for the recovery of Habiba. I urge all the residents of Kech and the friends of civil society to support her family in their protest. I also appeal to the family not to be intimidated by the local death squad and continue their protest.”

It is worth mentioning that on 16 May 2022, Counter Terrorism Department Pakistan (CTD) forcibly disappeared a woman name Noor Jahan from Hoshab area of Kech district and later claimed to have arrested an alleged female suicide bomber.

Protest against this abduction has been going on for the last four days. Residents of the area, including women and children, have blocked the road and continued their sit-in on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.

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