ISLAMABAD: On October 27, a group of men, women and children led by Mama Abdul Qadir Baloch started a march from Quetta to Karachi on foot.
They believed the long march would highlight injustices suffered by the people of Balochistan and perhaps help secure the release of their loved ones and relatives — the “missing persons” — some of whom disappeared without a trace, allegedly detained by security agencies.
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Qazi Dad M Rehan
Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has released an urgent appeal to save the life of Qazi Dad Mohammad Rehan, General Secretary of Gwadar Press Club and former Information Secretary of BNM. Mr. Rehan is a journalist of rare courage and a colleague of Abdul Hameed Hayatan whose bullet-ridden body was found after his abduction by the Pakistani security forces. BHRC appeal has been sent out to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, U.N., international organizations of journalists, congressional representatives, members of parliaments, and world leaders in Europe, Canada, and U.S.
Friday, 12 March 2010
Coinciding with the 13th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, UNPO has coordinated a series of events and demonstration to highlight the issues and concerns of it Pakistani members.
Coinciding with the 13th Session of the Human rights Council in Geneva, which began this week; UNPO members from Balochistan, Sindh and Gilgit Baltistan have taken this opportunity to further promote their plight. In alliance with Interfaith International, UNPO has helped plan and co-ordinate two separate events focusing on the human rights issues in Pakistan, and the wider South Asian region.