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Protests erupt in Pakistan over activist Karima Baloch's death Karima Baloch
Image: Fazila Baloch Twitter page

Protests erupt in Pakistan over activist Karima Baloch's death

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 25 Dec 2020, 07:23 pm

Karachi: Protests have taken place in several regions in Balochistan and in Karachi city against the sudden death of activist Karima Baloch in Canada.

The protesters are demanding a transparent investigation into the case.

Activist Fazila Baloch tweeted several videos of the protests taking place across several regions in Pakistan.

"Balochistan: Quetta protest," she tweeted.

Speaking on the Karachi protest, she said: "After Quetta a huge protest in Karachi. Today in Karachi Baloch women and men are protesting against the killing of Karima Baloch, a Political and Human rights activist. Protesters demanding from Canadian Gov't to conduct a transparent investigation."

Renowned activist Karima Baloch, who was vocal about Pakistan Army and government atrocities in Balochistan, has been found dead in Canada's Toronto city.

She was a refugee in Canada.

Karima Baloch, a Canadian refugee named by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016 was last seen on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m, reports The Balochistan Post.

She had gone missing since Sunday.