Mother of missing Baloch youth, Kabeer Baloch, has appealed the chief justice of Pakistan to play a role in releasing her son. She said that her son and his friends were kidnapped from khuzdar on 27 March 2009.
“Since then we have continuously been using all channels including Supreme Court for their release. But instead my younger son, Waheed Baloch, was killed in daylight before hundreds of people.
The CPJ report said that deadly, unpunished violence against the press rose sharply in Pakistan and Mexico, continuing a dark, years-long trend in both nations
Three weeks ago I received a mailed letter, which seemed odd as most communication these days takes place via the internet, the easiest though not the safest since Edward Snowden exposed the scope and depth of surveillance that the US National Security Agency (NSA) carries out. Mailed letters are not very private either. Muhammad Ali Khalid, Founder, Chairman of the Karachi-based South Asian Journalists Protection Committee (SAJPC) wrote it. We had met last year at the wedding of the son of journalist Zaheer Ahmed, editor Tahreer aur Tasweer, Hyderabad. This was our first meeting but he had known my father late Mir Ali Ahmed Talpur well and read some of my articles. During the conversation he had disclosed that his son-in-law. Muhammad Faisal Jan, had been killed because he (Mr Khalid) frequently raised the issue of the establishment-perpetrated atrocities in Balochistan. He had also said that he was under threat because he raised voice about the atrocities and injustices in Balochistan and Sindh and had formed the SAJPC to protect the rights and lives of journalists. Mr Khalid is a poet too and Khalid his nom de plume.
To: The Excellency secretary general Ban Ki-moon united nation at New York USA.
Subject: Rule of law in Pakistan perspective Baloch prisoners.
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By Malik Siraj Akbar
QUETTA: Chakar Marri, a 23-year-old zoology student at Balochistan University, has “gone missing” after the Frontier Corps (FC) took him into custody on September 3.