New York, March 28, 2013–Pakistani authorities should determine the whereabouts of a Baluch journalist living in Karachi who was last seen on March 24, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch was last seen leaving his friend’s house in the Liyari neighborhood of Karachi, according to news reports. Razzaq has worked as a copy editor for the news desk of the Urdu-language pro-Baluch nationalist newspaper Daily Tawar, the reports said. He is also a member of the Baluch National Movement, a nationalist political organization.
Brussels, Dec.3 (ANI): A Polish Euro MP has condemned Pakistan’s kill and dump policy of journalists and other civilians in Balochistan Ryszard Czarnecki, Member of the European Parliament and the Chairman of the Friends of Balochistan in the European Parliament said the Pakistani Government claims that the number of missing persons in Balochistan has declined; it is only because many of them have lately been found dead.
Since June 2010, more than 230 bodies of the previously missing persons have been dumped at abandoned places in the largest but the least populated province. According to the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), 10 journalists have been killed so far this year.