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Protests in Pakistan over disrespect to Karima Baloch’s body by army

Last Updated on January 24, 2021 at 11:42 pm

A prominent Baloch activist Karima Baloch went missing in Toronto last month, and then her dead body was found. There were many reports alleging that the activist was receiving death threats from Pakistan.

Now the Pakistan authorities have denied to handover Karima’s dead body to her family members. Her brother, Sameer Mehrab, said that even a dead woman is being abducted by Pakistan.

Karima Baloch’s family has accused the Pakistan authorities of sending her dead body to Balochistan illegally — which is Karima’s hometown.

Sameer tweeted that Pakistani officials at Karachi airport informed his family that they are sending her sister’s body to Turbat via a chartered flight. This is unacceptable. He alleged that Pakistan is trying to avoid the accusations and the press attention which will follow.

Activist Lateef Johar asked the Pakistan government to save Karima’s family from more agony and handover the body to them.

The activist’s death has led to many protests across Europe and North America by the Baloch diaspora. People filled the streets in Toronto, Berlin and Netherlands demanding from the Canadian government to investigate the murder. Karima had campaigned against the human rights violations in the Balochistan province.