Pak forces now hunting down women protesting over Karima Baloch’s murder

at 11:11 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistani forces have launched brazen hunting for women in Quetta and Pasni cities in Balochistan who are protesting over activist Karima Baloch’s death, reports The Balochistan Post.

This is yet another attempt by Pakistani authorities to silence the voices over the mysterious death of Karima Baloch in Canada. According to the Baloch news portal, the Pakistani security forces raided the house of young activist Sheeraz Akbar who had led Friday’s demonstration against the alleged murder of Karima Baloch, in Pasni. Akbar was not in his house at that time, it said.

The forces threatened the family members of Akbar and enquired about a girl who had participated in the protest on Friday, according to the locals. The forces reportedly raided other places as well in the quest of the girl, TBP reported.

In another such search in Quetta, the security forces reportedly raided the house of the sister of Asad Yousaf and confiscated her mobile phone. They also warned her and a few others to not participate in any such protest in future, the news website reported.

However, the authorities have not yet commented on any of the two incidents

The protests over the death of Karima Baloch have gone beyond the borders. In yet another suspected political assassination carried out by Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, Karima Baloch was found dead in Toronto in Canada, hours after she went missing in mysterious circumstances.

Baloch National Movement (BNM), a pro-independent political movement, announced that it will carry out protests in America and Netherlands against the alleged murder of Karima Baloch. The demonstrations will be held in front of the Canadian embassies in both of the countries, reports TBP.

Karima, former Chairperson of Baloch Students Organisation (Azad), had taken refuge in Canada to escape the wrath of Pakistani authorities, especially the Army and its notorious intelligence agency ISI.

The leader, who was named by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016, was last seen on December 20, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m, according to Balochistan Post.

-ARK