A number of civil society and political activists showed their solidarity with members of the Baloch Students Organisation-Azad (BSO-A), who organised a hunger strike camp outside the Karachi Press Club on Friday, demanding the recovery of its central chairman, Zahid Baloch.
Zahid Baloch was picked up by law enforcers on March 18, 2014 from Satellite Town in Quetta, BSO-A leaders alleged. “Since then, we have no information about Zahid,” said one of the female members of the BSO-A, sitting in the camp.
We are gathered here to bring forth an extremely important political issue. We expect you journalists to make our voices heard in the right mediums around the world.
Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) is a progressive pro-democratic students’ organization that believes in peaceful struggle and has been striving for the Baloch rights including the right for freedom. In the struggle for these aims, BSO-Azad has been clear and open on its strategy since day one; which is, not only believing and advocating peaceful democratic struggle but also becoming an exemplary lead in it.
KARACHI, Dec 10: In a charged atmosphere at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday activists and writers demanded answers to questions about disappearances in Balochistan.
Speaking at a seminar organised by the Voice of Missing Baloch Missing Persons, many advised the state to refrain from repeating the mistakes made in 1971; others spoke about what it meant to live as a family member of a ‘missing person’.
by Saher Baloch
KARACHI: The protesting families of Balochistan’s missing men reached Karachi Press Club on Friday after an arduous march of 756 kilometres spread over 25 days.
The marchers stayed for the night at Yusuf Goth, in Gadap Town.
سات سو چھپن کلومیٹر کا دشوار اور کٹھن احتجاجی مارچ
KARACHI: “I was pressurised by government and establishment for not launching long march” Mama Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) said in his press conference at Karachi press club on Friday.
The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch launched a long march from Quetta to Karachi on October 27 to press the authorities for recovery of missing Baloch political workers.
Statement by: Asian Human Rights Commission
Many participants have suffered bruised and blistered feet but have not been provided with any medical treatment…..their bleeding wounds have been wrapped with nothing more than pieces of cloth
Farzana Majeed’s blistered feet
The 730-kilometers Long March of the family members of the disappeared persons from Balochistan has covered more than 600 kilometers and entered its 20th day. The Long March starts each day at 6 am and ends at 6 pm, covering an average of more than 20 kilometers each day. Many participants have suffered bruised and blistered feet but have not been provided with any medical treatment even though some of them can only walk with the aid of sticks. Their bleeding wounds have wrapped with nothing more than pieces of cloth. No philanthropist organizations or individuals have provided ambulances despite several requests from the protesters.
by Amanullah Kasi
QUETTA, Oct 27: About 20 people, including women and children, set off for Karachi on Sunday under the banner of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) to highlight the issue of missing persons.
Participants of the ‘long march’ — led by VBMP Vice-Chairman Qadeer Baloch and carrying placards and photographs of missing persons — began their journey at the local press club. The march will culminate in a sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club.