CANADA: Krima Baloch, the Chairperson of Baloch Students Organization, for the first time appeared in a public event without veil in Canada. The event called Rights for Rights was organized by the Amnesty International in the Canadian city of Toronto on Saturday. She discussed the issues of Balochistan and Baloch people with the Canadian Officials of the Amnesty International where she was photographed without her trademark veil, showing her full face to the media for the first time.
According to Balochistan Times sources, Karima arrived in Canada on 27th November, 2015. She intends to seek refuge in the country to highlight the Balochistan issue more effectively at an international level.
She met the Amnesty International’s officials – Elizabeth Berton-Hunter and Aubrey Harris — in one-to-one meetings on the sidelines of the event.
She strongly urged the human rights watchdog’s officials to raise the issue of some 40 Baloch women abducted by Pakistan military from Balochistan’s Bolan areas. She also urged her to highlight the infamous kill-and-dump operations of Pakistan army in Balochistan.
The AI officials promised to raise these issues with their head office and form a fact-finding mission, if necessary.
“@KarimaBaloch chairperson of BSO-Azad is here w/ us 2 tell about abducted leader Zahid Baloch #”.
Karima is an eyewitness to the abduction of former BSO chairman Zahid Baloch and she intends to record her eyewitness account with AI. The AI officials assured her to record her testimony in Zahid Baloch’s case.
The event was followed by a protest by Baloch activists, led by Karima, to raise awareness about human rights abuses in Balochistan.
Karima addressed the demonstration in Balochi while holding a placard with Zahid Baloch’s photo on it. She said the main purpose of the protest was to raise the issue of missing Baloch women and highlight Zahid Baloch’s case.
“Pakistan is declaring the Baloch nation as terrorists but we are struggling for our freedom,” she added. -BT
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