The untold story of People of Balochistan
Zakir Majeed Baloch’s family goes
on protest for his recovery
June 30, 2010
Karachi: The next-of-kin of Zakir Baloch, including his sister Farzana Majeed, cousins and
children held a protest demonstration in front of KarachiPress Club (KPC) for the recovery of Zakir
who is “missing” since June 8, 2009. Zakir Baloch is Senior Vice- Chairman, Baloch Students
“My brother Zakir had gone to Mastung on an organisational trip of the BSO,” his elder sister
Farzana Majeed told The News. “Two other BSO activistsWaheed Murad and Abdul Basit were
accompanying him. When they reached Piringabad, Mastung, two cars with armed men arrived
from somewhere and kidnapped my brother and his two comrades,” she said.
“They drove away but Abdul Basit and Waheed Murad were released after some 15 minutes while
my brother remains in custody by these unknownpeople since June 8, 2009,” she said.
The ordeal of the family continues despite specific orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan that
security agencies should produce “missing” people.The act is also a blatant violation of
assurances given by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani that “missing” people would be released
so that it brings solace to the impoverished people of Balochistan and mitigates the deep sense
of alienation among the Baloch people, especially its youth.
Needless to mention here that certain lobbies are bent upon creating cleavages between the
people of Balochistan and the Punjab and are not ready to listen even to specific orders of Prime
Minister Gilani and the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhri.
meanwhile leaders of different Baloch parties, human rights and social activists have visited the
protest camp to show their solidarity with the family of abducted Baloch leader and other
thousands of forced disappeared Baloch activists.