Zakir Majeed Baloch’s mother has said that her son was forcibly abducted on June 8, 2009, by Pakistani law enforcement agencies, and is still missing.
She said an upcoming seminar will be held in Quetta on June 8 while a one-day protest camp organized by his family members in front of the Karachi Press Club, for which all schools of thought, including students, are invited.
Pakistan’s infamous human rights abuse of “enforced disappearances” in conflict-torn Balochistan is also mainstreaming in Punjab province as numerous paramilitary organizations and forces embark on a kidnapping rampage.
In just a few months after the Baloch community protested the State-sponsored kidnapping of Mahal Baloch and the horrors committed against other Baloch women, Pakistani agencies are now using the same tactics against residents of Punjab, the country’s most prosperous and influential area.
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.
Salma Bibi, a mother of four, sits in her cramped house on Qambrani Road in Sariab area of Quetta. Her family shares the premises, which has no sanitation facilities or drinking water, with three of her brothers-in-law and their children. Her husband is an auto mechanic who was recently diagnosed with cancer but, she says, they have no money to take him for his treatment. This, however, is not what keeps her up at night.
On October 30, 2017, Salma’s 16-year-old son Bebarg and 17-year-old nephew Shameer were on their way to Government Degree College, Quetta, when armed men in plain clothes arrived in three vehicles and whisked them away. Both teenagers were first-year students.
HYDERABAD: A rally was taken out here on Wednesday to condemn ‘enforced disappearance’ of political, nationalist and other activists in Sindh and for the recovery of a social worker and writer, Wahid Baloch, who is missing after allegedly being picked up by security agencies personnel near Karachi on July 26.
The rally was organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) special task force. The participants, who included children of Mr Baloch and activists of several other civil society organisations, marched through the streets of the city after emerging from a locality housing the Radio Pakistan building and converged on the local press club, where they held a demonstration.