According to international news reports, renowned activist Karima Baloch has been found dead in Toronto, Canada. Details have yet to be exposed.
The leader of a secular political partying Pakistan, Muttahida Qaumi, has strongly condemned the unscrupulous killing of Karima Mehrab Baloch. Ms. Baloch was a Canadian refugee named as one of the world’s 100 Most “Inspirational and Influential” Women in 2016.
Former leader of Baloch National Movement (BNM). Baloch was last seen on December 20, 2020 in the Queens Quay West area of Toronto.
Her family has confirmed that her 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.
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 as CBC, CTV, Globe & Mail and Toronto Star burying Ms. Boloch’s death for political reasons? Indeed, this is far too important a story to be swept under the rug.
CNN certainly think so. Their article on the death of Baloch appeared in media on December 22nd, 2020.
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 Pakistani Intelligence Agencies. Could the same be true for Canada-based political activist Karima Baloch?
According to a statement from Toronto Police dated December 22, 2020 and published by CTV News of Canada, the death of prominent Pakistani rights activist, 37-year-old Karima Baloch, is being treated as “non-criminal.”
One outcome appears likely at this moment—whatever the true circumstances, interested parties will more than likely have to go to international news sources to uncover the truth.
— Brad Salzberg, CAP Founder(est. 2016)