QUETTA - The family members of the Baloch missing persons on Sunday kicked off a long march from Quetta to Karachi.
The long-march is organised by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) is aimed at drawing the attention of national and international organisations to the plight of the missing persons.
On the other hand, the Baloch Human Rights Organisations also extended its support for the long-march and announced to participate in it. The Organisation’s Chairperson Bibi Gul Baloch made announcement to this effect at Quetta Press Club. The participants of the long-march would set up their camp in Karachi.
It would be the first kind of long march in the history of Balochistan which kicked off from Quetta Press Club. Talking to media prior to setting out for the long march, the Vice Chairman for VBMP Mama Qadeer Baloch said that they had been protesting for the last 5 years for the recovery of the missing persons but to no avail.
“Therefore, we took this decision to record our protest by marching on foot,” he added.
GOVT EXPEDITING EFFORTS FOR TIMELY LG POLLS
Like other parts of the country, the government of Balochistan has expedited efforts for conduct of Local Government (LG) election on the stipulated time given by the Supreme Court.
However, according to the sources, the Election Commission (EC) has asked the provincial government for making amendments in Local Bodies Ordinance.
“The committee headed by the provincial Election Commissioner has also written a letter to provincial government mentioning the difficulties which EC could face in carrying out LG polls,” sources said.
Sources said that that necessary amendments approved by Provincial Assembly in LG Act were imposed in the province and the LG election rules and regulations had been framed while some were still under process.
“The delimitation of constituencies has been completed in 29 districts of the province while work in Khuzdar, Pishin and Quetta is underway which is expected to be completed soon,” they added.
In order to maintain peace during LG polls, sources said that the provincial government would also seek the services of Army and Frontier Corps.
“Provincial Home Department has been directed to prepare an effective and comprehensive security plan regarding LG polls in the province forthwith,” they added.
It may be mentioned here that Balochistan government has decided December 7th for holding LG polls which would be held on a party basis.
TWO BODIES FOUND IN BALOCHISTAN
Two bodies, including body of a kidnapped trader were recovered from Chaman and Dalbandin towns of Balochistan, on Sunday.
In the first incident, Levies personnel on a tip-off recovered a body from a desolated area of Chaman, a border town near Afghanistan and shifted it to hospital where the body was identified as Haji Daud. The deceased was a local trader.
Sources said that deceased was kidnapped by armed men and later his body was recovered having bullet wounds. However, motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.
In another incident, a body was recovered near Dalbandin town of Chagai district.
Police said that the body was recovered close to Degree College near an electric pole.
Police said that body was identified as Raza Muhammad, adding, that he was hanged to death.
Separate, cases of both the incidents were registered by concerned administrations and further investigations were underway.