Karima Baloch Wiki – Karima Baloch Biography
Karima Baloch was a 37-years-old activist from Pakistan. She had been vocal about Pakistan Army & govt atrocities in Balochistan has been found dead in Canada.
According to Balochistan Post, Karima was an activist and former chairperson of Baloch Students Organisation – Azad who had been vocal about Pakistan Army and government atrocities in Balochistan has been found dead in Toronto, Canada.
Well, known activist Karima Baloch was found dead in Canada’s Toronto recently. She had gone missing on Sunday, and her family later confirmed that the activist’s body had been found. At present, there is not much information available about the cause of her death or whether anyone has been held responsible for the same.
Karima, who had been vocal in her criticism of the Pakistan Army and government atrocities in Balochistan, had taken refuge in Canada a few years earlier. She is a famous personality in Balochistan, believed to be the pioneer of women activism. She has also raised the issue of Balochistan in the United Nations sessions in Switzerland.
She first rose to prominence as a member and then leader of the Baloch Students Organization (Azad). This student group campaigned for Pakistan’s Balochistan Province students and advocated struggle for an independent Balochistan pre-colonial Baloch country. It had been dubbed a terrorist organization and banned by the Pakistan government.
A Staunch Critic of Pakistan Govt
Karima Baloch, a famous personality in Balochistan, is believed to be the pioneer of women’s activism. She has also raised the issue of Balochistan in the United Nations sessions in Switzerland. In an interview in May 2019, she had accused Pakistan of taking away the resources and eliminating the people of Balochistan, the province with immense geo-strategic importance and substantial untapped natural resource reserves.
— Karima Baloch (@KarimaBaloch) August 19, 2016
Balochistan Post said that the sudden death of the activist has raised serious concern. This is not the first case that a Pakistani dissident has been found dead. In May, Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain was found dead in Sweden. He had been missing from the city of Uppsala since March 2. Reporters without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based journalists’ organization, alleged that Hussain’s mysterious disappearance and subsequent death could have been organized by the Pakistani intelligence agencies – ISI and MI (Military Intelligence) – due to his work as a journalist.
In 2016, she had also sent a Raksha Bandhan message to PM Narendra Modi on behalf of her Balochistan sisters, who lost their brothers.