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Jun 13, 2010

Memorandum on the Abduction of Zakir Majeed Baloch 
by Family Members Of Zakir Majeed Baloch 

Zakir Majeed Baloch, 27, and a Master’s student in English from Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, was abducted by Pakistan’s intelligence agencies from Mastung Balochistan, on 8th of June, 2009. He was abducted while he was on his way from Parangabad market to a friend Waheed Baloch’s house. Waheed Baloch and Basit Baloch are eye witnesses this incident. The eyewitness’s accounts have also been published by Asian Human Rights Commission’s webpage. It says:
“His alleged abductors drove up in two cars without number plates and asked the young man a few questions, saying that they were intelligence agents.They took Majeed away with them in their cars without making any charges. One car was a Toyota Vego, the other a Toyota Surf SSR.”  

Zakir Majeed was a human rights activist and was working to raise the voice for the thousands of other innocent Balochs who have been abducted by the intelligence agencies of Pakistan and against the grosshuman rights abuses committed by Pakistani occupied Balochistan. Zakir also raised his voice for the United Nation’s official John Solecki to get him released when he was abducted, his support for the cause of John Solecki’s release was on humanitarian basis and the this was the primary reason that Zakir Majeed himself got abducted by the Pakistan’s agencies as they didn’t wanted John Solecki to be released so that Baloch movement could have been presented as a terrorist movement by Pakistan. After the release of John Solecki, Pakistan reacted by punishing the main characters working for John Solecki’s release, murdering Baloch leader Ghulaam Muhammed and abducting Zakir Majeed. Zakir Majeed was raising his voice against the atrocities being committed by Pakistan. It is clearly stated in the Article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” 
Its been a year since Zakir Majeed was abducted and his whereabouts are still unknown. After the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) took up Zakir Majeed’s case, Pakistan by National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) falsely announced that Zakir Majeed has been released on 22nd January 2010. Pakistan, in order to hide the human rights abuses, has been deliberately trying to mystify Zakir’s case. As Asian Human Rights Commission states regarding the false claims of Pakistan:
“The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the provincial government of Balochistan and federal government of Pakistan to secure the safe release of Mr. Zakir Majeed immediately. Since government officials have already confirmed Mr. Majeed’s safe release, we call upon these officials to be held accountable for these confirmations of safety, and urge these officials to take direct action to reunite Mr. Majeed with his family.”  

We are extremely concerned about the safety of Zakir Majeed, who is being held in the secret torture cells of Pakistani establishment, and we fear that Zakir’s life is in under serious threats until he is not surfaced or released by Pakistan. Zakir Majeed and all the other Balochs living in occupied Balochistan are too entitled to all the rights mentioned in Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it states in its Article 2, and we call upon United Nations to immediately intervene in Balochistan and bring an end to the gross human rights abuses being committed in Balochistan, to compel Pakistan to end the occupation of Balochistan and to halt the war crimes that it’s committing in Balochistan, and to release Zakir Majeed or present him in the court of law and try him in accordance with the International laws. We believe that all the members of United Nations are morally obliged to compel Pakistan to end the human rights abuses in Balochistan, as
“recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.

Family Members of Zakir Majeed Baloch


Asian Human Rights Commission petition and report

Bio-data of missing Zakir Majeed Baloch

Full Name: Zakir Majeed s/o Abdul Majeed
D.O.B.: 22 April 1983
Add: Gazgi Village, Khuzdar City, Occupied Balochistan.

Place/Date of Abduction: Parangabad Mastung City, 8 June 2009.

Qualification: Intermediate Balochistan Residential College (BRC), Khuzdar, Bsc Degree College Khuzdar, MA (English), (still student), Lasbella University of Agriculture & Marine Sciences (LUAWMS)

The indifference of the international community towards the Baloch issue is outrageous.”

- Karlos Zurutuza, journalist

Zakir Majeed

Zakir Majeed Baloch, student; abducted June 8, 2009

Asian Human Rights Commission report and petition