Why Mama Qadeer and Farzana Majeed Baloch included in “ECL”?

Pakistan is the only country where Human Rights violation is on peak. The basic rights stated by different United Nation Conventions are breached in a systematic way which is far from the understanding of ordinary masses.

One of such example is freedom of expression by the legend rights activist Mama Qadeer Baloch who’s now in his 80s and was denied to be permitted for going abroad and was included with his fellow activists in the “Exit Control List”. It is known Mama Baloch was going to New York for an international conference arranged by Sindhi Academic and Culture Organization (Sindhi youths and students are also reported to be abducted and killed) subjected for Human Rights violation in Pakistan.

Mama Baloch is well known by the activism on the platform of “Voice of Baloch Missing Persons”. Many would have hardly known him that Mama lost his own son first abducted in 2009 then his dead body was found in 2011.

The list would go longer if we get everyone from the missing persons list of Baloch students, lawyers, and political, social and right activists. According to the organization led by Mama Qadeer as its vice president (Voice of Baloch Missing Persons) some 18000 Baloch are missing of whom 16 hundred dump bodies are thrown in different parts of Balochistan and Sindh.

Mama was having another activist in the delegation to go abroad; Farzana Majeed Baloch, the sister of Zakir Majeed Baloch, BSO (Azad) central secretary general, at the time he’s abducted forcefully and is yet not known about his where about.

Farzana remained active in the three thousand Kilo Meter walk for “the missing brother and rest of the Baloch”. The courageous conversation she had with media reporters who were there to only visit them “not to report” because again we are the masses who should read/hear/watch censored media. “Why should and rest of the relatives of missing persons I remain on roads if they [establishment or spy agencies] free my brother missing for last six year”, she told via mobile phone.

When we arrived as fresh master students at the University of Quetta (Balochistan) the Baloch nationalist movement was on its peak. Hundreds of students from the said university would join Baloch Student Organization (Azad) and a lesser number would go to other factions of BSO.

The young lot who were from far flung areas of Balochistan didn’t know very much about the situation in Quetta and at the said university. So, attractive manifestos and programs of the Baloch student activists would surely attract them. And I remember how the larger lawns were addressed by their leaders. I met Zakir Majeed Baloch in the university when Pashtunkhwa Students Organization leading members were invited to a welcome party arranged by the Baloch Students Organization Azad led by Zakir Majeed Baloch. This comrade was truly having a way of expression and attraction in his speech and observed him to be an attractive leader of the future for the Baloch masses.

Youth is a generation when one’s emotions are on peak and uncontrollable so the attractive slogans of nationalism and revolution would merely let one not joining it. To be honest the only way for oppressed nations and its youth or in short sections from all strata of life has the only way to pursue for their better life “Awareness through political and social means”.

Now I understand that those youths never knew their future and that’s why most of them left “Farzana Baloch like sister behind them” and were abducted from different areas of Balochistan. So, we can conclude that in Pakistan even “Awareness is banned” for the masses of the country excluding “Punjab” the ruling province. For the same reason Mama Qadeer Baloch, Farzana Majeed Baloch and another delegate Faiqa Baloch were included in the “Exit Control List”. The said list is only for the people involved in crimes and having cases in courts; I don’t think anyone from the three list is in such category but would say they are themselves “victims’ families”.


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