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Pakistan Times

Published Date: Mar 6, 2014

Baloch missing persons: Long march participants arrive in Rawalpindi

The long march participants, who left Quetta on foot over three months ago, arrived in Rawalpindi on Thursday, Express News correspondent Imran Asghar reported.

The participants, led by Mama Qadeer Baloch under the aegis of the
Voice of Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP), hope to raise awareness about
human rights violations in Balochistan and demand the recovery of their
missing relatives.

Speaking to Express News, Mama Qadeer said that the marchers
were disappointed in the government and were frustrated with the
courts. He stated that they wish to present their demands to the United
Nations in Islamabad.

Mama Qadeer added that they intend to ask the UN to send North
Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) troops to Balochistan to recover
their loved ones.

The marchers said that they have faced many problems in their journey.

Around 30 people are participating in the march and plan to continue
their journey via Murree Road to Islamabad, which is around 30
kilometers from the UN office.

The march had started from Quetta on October 27, 2013. The first
phase, a 730 kilometre walk, ended in Karachi with a demonstration in
front of the Press Club on November 23. The second phase began in
mid-December.