The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. ARRINGTON). Under the Speaker’s announced policy of January 3, 2017, the Chair recognizes the gentleman from California (Mr. SHERMAN) for 30 minutes.
Mr. SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, I am the Ranking Member on the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee and the founder and chair of the Sindh Caucus. In those two roles, I have focused on human rights and the rule of law in Pakistan, and particularly in Sindh.
Washington, D.C: The Sindhi Foundation will be holding a press conference addressing enforced disappearances in Sindh province of Pakistan, with emphasis on the recent disappearance of notable human rights activist and convener of Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, Punhal Sario. Sario was last seen on the 3rd of August when he was forcibly taken by Pakistani agencies. According to Article 2 of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, each state is has an obligation to create and maintain conditions necessary to defend human rights within their jurisdiction.
Toronto/London: Chairperson of largest student organisation of Balochistan BSO-Azad, Karima Baloch has presented a memorandum to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to play his role in stopping Baloch massacre at the hands of Pakistani Army.
Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A) central spokesperson issued a press release to the media, and said that BSO-Azad Chairperson Karima Baloch presented a memorandum to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the continuation of the military operations, killing and abduction of the common people by the state forces in Balochistan.