IT is a case that has been registered with the Sindh High Court simply as incident number 4,247. Missing since July 26, social activist and writer Abdul Wahid Baloch was allegedly taken into custody by two men in plainclothes while travelling on a bus en route to Karachi with a friend. His distressed family was obstructed from registering an FIR — a legal requirement for investigation — until the court finally instructed the police to do so. It is revealing that in an unusual move, the FIR was registered against “covert law-enforcement agencies” on Sept 28 with the help of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
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Wahid Baloch case
Govt urged to ascertain whereabouts of Wahid Baloch
KARACHI: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Friday that the law enforcement agencies had a misunderstanding with regards to Baloch writer and social activist Abdul Wahid Baloch.
Showing solidarity with a campaign for the safe recovery of literary activist and publisher Abdul Wahid Baloch, a large number of social, human rights and literary activists have expressed their concerned over his alleged forced disappearance since July 26 without his arrest or any charges against him being declared.
A Baloch activist’s puzzling disappearance
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.
اک نیا باب زنداں میں جھونکا گیا
یہ سال 1977ء کے اوائل کی بات ہے پورے ملک میں ذوالفقار علی بھٹو صاحب کی حکومت کے خلاف حزب اختلاف کی سیاسی اور مذہبی جماعتوں کی “بھٹو ہٹاو” تحریک پوری شدت کے ساتھ میدان میں آچکی تھی- امن و امان کی صورتحال کافی مخدوش ہوچکی تھی- سڑکوں پر لاقانونیت کا راج تھا- ایسے شورش زدہ ماحول میں کراچی شہر کا ایک علاقہ ایسا تھا جہاں نہ صرف روز مرہ معمولات کے مطابق زندگی رواں دواں تھی بلکہ دیگر علاقوں کے لوگ سکوں و آرام کی تلاش میں سر گرداں یہاں آ کر اطمینان کا سانس لیتے تھے-
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ضمیر کب جاگے گا؟
واحد بلوچ کی گمشدگی کا سنا تو حضرت ابوذر غفاری یاد آ گئے۔ ابوذر غفاری اسلام کے پہلے سوشلسٹ سمجھے جاتے ہیں۔ ایک پھیلتی اسلامی سلطنت میں دولت کے ارتکاز کے خلاف وہ انصاف کا پہلا اور سچا دھرنا، احتساب کی پہلی اور معتبر آواز تھے۔
ابوذر دربدر جا کر لوگوں کو دولت اور طاقت کے ارتکاز کے خلاف بیدار کرتے اور سورۃ الہمزہ کی تفسیر فرماتے، سونا جمع کرنے والوں کی پیٹھوں کے داغے جانے کی تفسیر۔
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Wahid Baloch disappearance: Senate body refers case to NCHR after HRCP briefing
Lahore, November 4: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has referred the case of suspected enforced disappearance victim, Abdul Wahid Baloch, to the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR).
The Senate committee had requested the HRCP team to brief it on a fact-finding conducted in the case by HRCP’s Sindh chapter.
Call for recovery of Wahid Baloch
LAHORE – Civil society activists yesterday called for recovery of Baloch poet, social worker, and publisher who went ‘missing’ three months ago.
Abdul Wahid Baloch, according to his family, was picked up by law enforcement agencies from Karachi Superhighway on July 26.
Dozens of civil society activists including relatives of Wahid gathered outside the Lahore Press Club and staged a protest demonstration, demanding the authorities to release the man.
HRCP rally against ‘enforced disappearance’
HYDERABAD: A rally was taken out here on Wednesday to condemn ‘enforced disappearance’ of political, nationalist and other activists in Sindh and for the recovery of a social worker and writer, Wahid Baloch, who is missing after allegedly being picked up by security agencies personnel near Karachi on July 26.
The rally was organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) special task force. The participants, who included children of Mr Baloch and activists of several other civil society organisations, marched through the streets of the city after emerging from a locality housing the Radio Pakistan building and converged on the local press club, where they held a demonstration.
If I’m standing before you today, it may be you tomorrow, says Wahid Baloch’s daughter
By Zoya Anwer
Speakers at seminar say missing persons now a national issue
“If I’m standing before you today, it could be you in my position tomorrow,” Hani Baloch, daughter of literary figure Wahid Baloch who has been missing for over two and a half months in what is alleged to be a case of enforced disappearance, told an audience at a seminar on Saturday evening.
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‘It is my constitutional right to know my father’s whereabouts’ : Hani Wahid Baloch
A little over 400 people marched in a procession from Regal Chowk to the Karachi Press Club to protest the disappearance of Baloch social activist Wahid Baloch on July 26, 2016.
They carried placards with pictures of the activist and shouted full-throated slogans such as “Wahid Baloch ko baazyab karo” and “Release Baloch and have pity on humanity”.