Protest in Quetta to mark 3rd abduction anniversary of Rashid Hussain

Protest in Quetta against the abduction of Rashid Hussain three years ago. (Photo: News Intervention)

On the completion of three years of the extradition and abduction of missing Baloch activist Rashid Hussain to Pakistan, a protest was staged in Quetta, capital of occupied Balochistan.

The demonstration was attended by members of student organisations including political activists and relatives of the missing persons.Rashid Hussain was detained and transferred to an undisclosed location by Pakistan’s intelligence agencies from Sharjah in the UAE on 26 December 2018, where the Baloch activist was later brought to Pakistan on 22 June 2019.According to Rashid Hussain’s family, Rashid has been illegally transferred to Pakistan by the Emirates authorities at the behest of Pakistan while Rashid Hussain’s life is in danger in Pakistan and he was living in exile.It may be recalled that Rashid Hussain’s transfer to Pakistan was confirmed by Abdullah Sheikh, in charge of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Karachi, through a TV Interview on 3 July.According to Abdullah Sheikh, Rashid Hussain has been brought to Pakistan through interpol.Addressing the demonstration, Rashid Hussain’s mother said that her son has not been seen since his  abduction in the Emirates.According to Rashid’s mother, her son was missing on a tip off over the ongoing atrocities in Balochistan.Addressing the demonstration, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Chairman Nasrullah Baloch said that cases of forced disappearances in Balochistan are increasing day by day. People are being subjected to abduction  instead of being rescued. When the Prime Minister came to Blaochistan, he had said that he would talk to the powerful circles to recover the missing persons.Nasrullah Baloch said that the relatives of the missing people record their protest day in and day out so that they can convey their grievances to the authorities but there is no to hear these relatives.

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