Baloch activist Karima Baloch who escaped Pakistan in 2016 to take refuge in Canada was discovered lifeless at Harbourfront.
In keeping with native sources, the police discovered her physique drowned off an island simply close to Toronto’s lakeshore.
Her husband, Hammal Haider, and brother have recognized her physique which remains to be with the police.
Talking to India Right this moment from Toronto senior journalist Tarek Fatah mentioned, “Toronto Police and Canadian safety company CSIS should examine the potential for Pakistan’s hand in Karima’s demise. Prime Minister Trudeau should act to rid Canada of Pakistan ISI brokers.”
In 2016, she escaped from Balochistan with the assistance of some buddies and Baloch activists, together with Tarek Fatah, when her life was in peril.
Karima had been a harsh critic of ex-Pakistan Military officers settling down in Canada and was probably the most vocal proponents of Balochistan’s independence from the Pakistani occupation.
She was a brave lady and a thorn within the aspect of ISI operatives in Canada.
In 2016, she recorded a ‘Raksha Bandhan message’ for PM Modi.
In the meantime, the Baloch Nationwide Motion has introduced forty days of mourning for Karima Baloch
The spokesperson of the Baloch Nationwide Motion mentioned that the martyrdom of Karima Baloch, a BNM chief dwelling in exile in Canada and former chairperson of Baloch Scholar Organisation (BSO), is a good loss to the Baloch nation and the nationwide motion.
“With the demise of Banuk Karima, we now have misplaced a visionary chief and a nationwide image. Compensation for this nice loss is unimaginable for hundreds of years,” mentioned the assertion of the Spokesperson.
“The Baloch Nationwide Motion has declared 40 days of mourning for the sudden demise of its chief and former chairperson of BSO Azad and Nationwide Chief Banuk Karima Baloch, and all zones are directed to droop different actions for 40 days,” The assertion added.
In keeping with the Spokesperson, Karima Baloch was not solely the celebration chief and former chairperson of BSO but in addition the primary feminine chairperson within the historical past of Baloch Scholar Group who took command of the BSO at a time” when Pakistani barbarism was on the rise.”
She was additionally named one in all 100 Most Influential Girls by the main British broadcaster BBC in 2016.
— Karima Baloch (@KarimaBaloch) November 21, 2016
Late Wednesday, Baloch’s husband demanded an inquiry into her demise, requesting Canadian authorities to depart no stone unturned whereas probing into the demise threats she had been going through.
Karima Baloch’s demise wants additional inquiry. My spouse was an immensely brave and spirited individual. Her work as an internationally outstanding activist speaks for itself. 1/1
— Hammal Haidar (@HammalHaidar) December 23, 2020