According to international news reports, renowned activist Karima Baloch has been found dead in Toronto, Canada. The circumstances have yet to be exposed. Thus far, no reports have appeared from Canadian media.
A Canadian refugee named by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016 was last seen on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in the Queens Quay West area of Toronto.
Her family has confirmed that Karima Baloch’s body has been found. Baloch’s sudden and unexplained disappearance and death has raised serious concerns.
Thus far, however, it appears the incident is not serious enough to be covered by media in Canada–a rather peculiar circumstance, to say the least. An article did appear one day ago, December 21st, from Yahoo.com News.
According to Yahoo, Balochistan is a restive province where the Pakistani military is accused of indulging in gross human rights violations including abducting and killing of innocents.
Are Canadian media outlets such CBC, CTV, Globe & Mail and Toronto Star burying Ms. Boloch’s death for political reasons? Indeed, it appears too important a story to be swept under the rug. The death–or potential murder– having taken place in Toronto, Canada’s largest city.
In March 2020, , another Baloch refugee and journalist Sajid Hussain went missing from Sweden. His body was later found from a river. His family, friends and acquaintances claim that he was murdered.
Based in Paris, Reporters without Borders (RSF) alleged that Mr. Hussain’s mysterious disappearance and subsequent death could have been organized by the Pakistani intelligence agencies.
In 2018, a group of Baloch political and student activists gathered in Toronto to commemorate the date that marks the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s occupation of Balochistan.
— Brad Salzberg, CAP Founder(est. 2016)