February 16, 2016 VANCOUVER: Aziz Baloch coordinator of International Voice for Baloch Missing (IVBMP) in Canada has organized a one-day awareness campaign against Pakistani and Iranian governments’ acts of committing crimes against humanity in Balochistan.
The representative of Baloch Community, Ayesha Baloch and Khuda Baksh also joined and helped to organise the campaign to highlight on going military attacks against Baloch people across Balochistan.
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Baluch are a group of tribes speaking the Baluchi language and estimated at about five million inhabitants in the province of Baluchistan in Pakistan and also neighbouring areas of Iran and Afghanistan. In Pakistan the Baluch people are divided into two groups, the Sulaimani and the Makrani separated from each other by a compact block of Brahui tribes. Some 70 percent of the total Baluch population lives in Pakistan and approximately 20 percent inhabit the coterminous region of southeastern Iran. The Baluch people are mostly concentrated in the province of Baluchistan in Paksitan. It is estimated that approximately 55% of the Baluchis live in Baluchistan and 27% reside in Sind. Despite Baluchistan’s huge mineral wealth, Baluchistan is the poorest region of Pakistan. Much of the population is malnourished, illiterate and semi-destitute; living in squalid housing with no electricity or clean drinking water.
Vancouver, Jan 7, 2014 – International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Council of Canada (BHRC) will start an awareness campaign to seek Canadian public support for the ongoing peaceful and historic long march by the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) for justice and recovery of their love ones abducted by the Pakistani security forces in Balochistan.
London: Baloch Community London and IVBMP organised an event on the National Remembrance Day of Baloch heroes of liberation struggle at Cumberland Hotel in London on Wednesday.
A fair number of Baloch, Sindhi and other human rights and political activist attended the gathering to pay their respects and homage to Baloch national martyrs. The meeting began with Baloch national anthem and two minutes of silence in respect of thousands of Baloch men and women who laid their lives while defending Balochistan against foreign forces.
Canada, Vancouver: November 13, 2013. Remembrance Day is an annual occasion for Baloch nation. The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Canada (IVBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Council of Canada (BHRC) jointly hold Remembrance Day and pay tribute to the countless Baloch souls. Canadian Baloch students also expressed their support of Voice for Baloch Missing Person (VBMP) long march from Quetta to Karachi.
Toronto – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) strongly condemned the attempted assault on the life of Hammal Haider, Central Committee member of Baloch National Movement in London, UK. The assault took place when Mr. Haider was walking with a friend to his residence in a neighbourhood dominated mostly by Pakistani immigrants.
The assailant lunged at Mr. Haider from a dark street corner, brandishing a sword-like dagger and shouting profanities at him – “Traitor, infidel, we will never let you break Pakistan.” When Mr. Haider’s friend tried to intervene, he too was shouted at by the attacker who seemed to be in his late 20s and spoke with a Punjabi accent. Mr. Haider’s life was saved with the sudden appearance of a group of people, which made the assailant nervous and he finally fled the scene.
BALOCHISTAN: At least 20 men, women and children will start their journey on foot from Quetta to Karachi today to protest the abduction of their loved ones and thousands of Baloch who are missing.
The number of participants is likely to increase as the group travels along the road. The affected families, led by the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, are expected to complete the 750-km-long journey to Karachi within the next 15 days.
Quetta to Karachi Map