Research scholar Hafeez Baloch was abducted after months of being threatened and harassed by a Pakistan Army Officer, claimed Baloch Students’ Council (BSC)- Islamabad. According to the BSC-Islamabad, Hafeez Baloch was abducted by the Pak Army after being threatened and harassed for several months by Murtaza, a Major in the Pakistan Army.
Hafeez Baloch belonged to the Khuzdar district of Balochistan. He was an M.Phil student at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.
The Baloch Students’ Council -Islamabad said that Hafeez Baloch was constantly receiving threats and was being summoned to meet Major Murtaza, however, due to some personal engagements he couldn’t meet the Major.
Major Murtaza allegedly travelled all the way to the Quaid-e-Azam university in Islamabad to intimidate and harass Hafeez Baloch, said the students of Quaid-e-Azam University. They further explained that Major Murtaza also scanned the profiles of Baloch students who were studying at the institution under the pretext of conducting research.
According to local sources, Hafeez Baloch was forcibly abducted by the Pakistani forces while teaching at a private academy in Khuzdar on 8 February, 2022. Speaking to a press conference, the students of the academy said that a protest against the illegal abduction of Hafeez Baloch was recorded by the Baloch Students Council Islamabad on 13 February 2022 in front of the Islamabad Press Club. Three peace walks were already held inside the Quaid-e-Azam University and a three-day protest camp was also set up. Despite all the struggles, neither the university administration or the government officials gave any information regarding the illegal abduction of Hafeez Baloch.