Three years after his abduction, Zahid Baloch is still missing.
Dear members of the press,
Thank you for joining us today in this briefing on Balochistan and human rights. My name is Karima Mehrab and I am the Chairperson of Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A). Formed in 1967, the BSO has campaigned for education, development of Balochi as mother language and medium of instruction, and the political rights of the Baloch people in the Pakistan-occupied Balochistan.
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.
Toronto, March 17, 2016: Baloch Students Organization-Azad chapter in Canada has announced here that the organization will be holding protest rallies in Ottawa, the Canadian capital to bring awareness to the people and the country’s law makers about the gross human rights abuses in Balochistan by the Pakistani army and its intelligence agencies.
BSO-Azad will be commemorating the 2-year unlawful arrest and disappearance of their former chairman Zahid Baloch who was enforced disappeared from Quetta, Balochistan on March 18, 2014. The organization’s current Chairperson Karima Baloch will be leading the rally in Ottawa on March 18, 2016 outside the Canadian Parliament and will hand over a memorandum to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.