Karachi: A few days back Balochistan chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch met the student activist Lateef Johar who has been stationed outside the Karachi Press Club in a hunger strike under the intense heat and demands the release of the missing persons. Abdul Baloch requested Lateef to give up the strike, but he refused to give in. The pale faced Lateef said that he will only end the strike when they will tell him the name of the agency that had detained Zahid Baloch.
The chief minister looked on helplessly towards the crowd of journalists and activists who were expecting him to lay blame on the law enforcing agencies, but instead he said that he was not in a position to make any promises but he was sincerely trying to solve the case of missing persons.
Zahid Baloch, the chairperson of the Baloch Student Organisation (BSO) – Azad was allegedly picked up by law enforcers from Quetta on March 18. An FIR has not been lodged till now, although the court has ordered to do so. Zahid Baloch was the chairperson of the Baloch Student Organization and had played a significant role in his election as the chief minister.
Dr Abdul Malik stated that in the current situation of Balochistan, it was not easy to locate the missing person, but he felt it was his responsibility. Lateef’s condition was deteriorating and his blood pressure and sugar level had been dropping. He had lost 22kg of weight and was constantly having headaches. Some people have criticized such activists and have stated that their actions at time are sending wrong message.