Pakistan: Protests break out in Lahore for release of Baloch resident

Abdul Wahid Baloch is a social worker and publisher, and a resident of Chakiwara in Lyari, Balochistan. He went ‘missing’ on July 26 and his family alleges that he was picked up by law enforcement agencies.

By: ANI | Lahore | Updated: October 30, 2016 1:36 pm

Family members and civil society representatives staged a protest outside the Lahore press club on October 28 to demand the release of Abdul Wahid Baloch. Hani Baloch, the daughter of Abdul Wahid Baloch, joined the demonstration and demanded the safe release of her father.

Hani said that in these conditions where her father is missing, can the authorities understand that she is protesting here only due to her father. She also revealed that her grandmother, who is in hospital, has been told that Baloch is at the police station.

“My mother is having blood pressure and my sister is in shock. In such circumstances, I lie to them and go out to protest. I don’t have any interest in politics, nor, do I want people to know who Hani Baloch is. If my father has done anything wrong, they should tell us. They should follow the constitution and tell us why he is in custody,” said Hani.

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Abdul Wahid Baloch is a social worker and publisher, and a resident of Chakiwara in Lyari, Balochistan. He went ‘missing’ on July 26 and his family alleges that he was picked up by law enforcement agencies.

A one-time telephone operator at the Civil Hospital in Karachi, Abdul Wahid was a book lover, and helped Baloch authors publish their works and activists to print their posters. Baloch activists have since launched #SaveWahidBaloch campaign and are protesting in various cities across Pakistan to demand the release of Wahid Baloch.

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    Ikok
    Oct 30, 2016 at 8:46 am
    Chakiwara lyari is in Karachi and not Baloachistan
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      Ali
      Oct 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm
      Haha so ToI chose to ignore Kashmir situation and joined this state sponsored propaa!!!! Shame on you if you consider Kashmiris as your countrymen and still ignore their plight.
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        IML sood
        Oct 30, 2016 at 4:52 pm
        Now heat is on these Mullas and their stooges as time is running short and division of stan is immenent.The suppressed Baloach and others like Shias will not let them rule with terror and have the taste of Azadi from stan very soon.
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          secularindians
          Oct 31, 2016 at 6:26 am
          why kashmir , w of south asia is part of Chandragupta empire of bharat and alexander was hit harder by indian armies ran away
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            W.R.
            Oct 30, 2016 at 11:09 am
            More lies by our media.
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              avi
              Oct 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm
              You must be an eunuch yourself other wise how could you recognize one???
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                avi
                Oct 30, 2016 at 9:53 pm
                "Bakre ki Maa Kabtak Khaair Manayegilt;br/gt; Ek Din Tou Zaroor Kaboo Ayeegi !"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That is the state of Porkistan.
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                  lafanga
                  Oct 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                  Lyari is in Baluchistan HAHAHAHA. Oh bhai when you are making up a story, at least get your geography correct LOL
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