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Oct 24: Shaheed Majeed Zahri

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Oct 24: Shaheed Majeed Zahri

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October 23, 2017 · 3:00 pm

Wahid Baloch and the plight of ‘missing persons’ in Pakistan

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Wahid Baloch, a prominent activist, was allegedly detained by security forces earlier this year. Baloch has now been reunited with his family but there’re thousands of other Baluchistan activists whose fate is unknown.

Pakistani activist Wahid Baloch, who “disappeared” four months ago, has returned to his home in the southern city of Karachi. “The social activist, writer and small-scale publisher is believed to have been detained by unidentified security officials on July 26 on the outskirts of Karachi, setting off a frightening, though wearingly familiar, process of recovery for his shocked family,” said Pakistan’s English daily, Dawn, on Wednesday, December 7.

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A Baloch activist’s puzzling disappearance

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Maikan mostly stays silent. The 13-year-old girl often refuses to eat; neither does she want to go to school. She wakes up in the night, goes to the roof of her house and sits there all by herself, says her elder sister Hani.

A few months ago, Maikan was as chirpy and giggly as most girls in her age group. She changed after her father, Abdul Wahid Baloch, went missing on July 26, 2016.
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I Wish to See a Secular Balochistan

Interviewed by Roshan Ghimire

Malik Siraj Akbar

Malik Siraj Akbar

Fate may have moved Malik Siraj Akbar from the bucolic terrain of Balochistan to the beltways of Washington D.C, but Akbar’s fight for Balochistan continues even though he is far from home.

Akbar is a well-known journalist and a blogger from Balochistan, the largest province of the Pakistan. He was granted political asylum in the United States after facing threats for his writing. He is also the Editor-in- Chief of the Baloch Hal , the first online English newspaper of Balochistan, which is currently banned in Pakistan. In an exclusive interview with Story South Asia, Malik spoke about the issues of press freedom, human right violations and the future of Balochistan.
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مارچ ماما مارچ – محمد حنیف

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محترم ماما عبدالقدیر بلوچ صاحب: میں گمشدہ افراد کی بازیابی کے لیے آپ کے لانگ مارچ کی حمایت کرتا ہوں اِس لیے نہیں کہ اِس پُر امن، شاندار اور تاریخی لانگ مارچ کے نتیجے میں آپ کے بیٹے جلیل ریکی کے قاتل پھانسی پر جھولیں گے یا فرزانہ مجید کا بھائی ذاکر مجید فوری طور پر رہا ہو جائے گا۔اس لیے بھی نہیں کہ آپ کے منتخب وزیراعلیٰ ڈاکٹر مالک صاحب کو آپ کا خیال آ جائے گا۔ وہ پہلے ہی یہ کہہ کے اپنا فرض ادا کر چکے ہیں کہ آپ اور آپ جیسے دوسرے خاندان جو اپنے بچوں کی تلاش میں ہیں اُن کا مداوا اُن کے پاس نہیں۔

میں آپ کے لانگ مارچ کی حمایت اِس لیے کرتا ہوں کہ یہ طویل مارچ ہے۔
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Oct 24: Shaheed Majeed Zahri

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October 22, 2013 · 3:00 pm