Abdul Qadeer Reki’s sit-in for Baloch missing persons

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We are cross-posting an excellent report by BBC Urdu on Abdul Qadeer Reki Baloch’s sit-in for the Baloch missing persons in front of Karachi Press Club. Abdul Qadeer’s struggle for the Baloch missing persons is ongoing for almost two years, and is shamelessly ignored by Pakistan’s mainstream (Urdu & English) media.

His own son, Jalil Reki, Central Information Secretary of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), was abducted by Pakistan army on 13 February 2009, his dead body was later found on 24 November 2011 in the Aap Sar area of Turbat.

According to Abdul Qadeer Baloch, Jalil Reki was whisked away on 13 February 2009, by a group of armed men from Sariab Road after Friday prayers, and an FIR was registered at Shalkot Police Station, against the then inspector general of Frontier Corps (FC), Major General Saleem Nawaz, and an official of a secret agency for their alleged involvement in whisking away the BRP central leader near his residence.

Reki’s father, Abdul Qadeer Baloch, who had formed the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons with other relatives of missing persons, had been observing a hunger strike outside Quetta Press Club for the release of his son and other missing persons. Reki’s mother and son too were active for swift recover of their dear one.

In February 2010, frail mother of Jalil Reki had appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan, the UN, and human rights organizations to intervene and play their role for the release of thousands of Baloch abducted activists including her son.

کراچی میں عبدالقدیر بلوچ کا دھرنا

عبدالقدیر بلوچ پہلے لاپتہ بیٹے کی رہائی کے لیے احتجاج میں شریک تھے مگر اب انہوں نے تمام لاپتہ اور ہلاک ہونے والوں کو اپنا بیٹا مان لیا ہے اور ان سب کے لیے آواز اٹھا رہے ہیں۔

رپورٹ: ریاض سہیل، پروڈیوسر: شرجیل بلوچ

Source: BBC Urdu





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