January 20, 2021

Canadian government seeks inquiry into Karima’s death – Pakistan

KUITA: The Foreign Office has requested the Canadian government to conduct an inquiry into the death of Karima Baloch, and Balochistan Information Chief Minister’s Adviser and Parliamentary Secretary Pushra Rind said on Friday.

Ms. Rind expressed grief over the tragic death of Ms. Baloch, the former head of PSO Azad in Canada, and said it was the responsibility of the Canadian government to provide protection to Pakistani citizens who have sought political asylum there.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Shaina Khan and other female leaders, Ms Rind said Canadian police had arrested two suspects in connection with the case. The suspects have been shifted to an undisclosed location for investigation and he asked the concerned authorities to share the investigation report with Pakistan.

The chief minister’s adviser says the BAP will run in the Senate election

He also expressed hope that justice would be served.

The adviser said the Balochistan government had contacted the Canadian government through Islamabad to bring back his body. “We are also in touch with the family of the deceased. The government will provide all assistance and cooperation to the family to return Karima’s body,” Ms Rind said.

At the event, Ms. Rind also criticized the politics of the 11-party opposition coalition and said it was deceiving the people who rejected them because their politics were exposed. He described the plan to resign from the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PTM) meetings as a “play to deceive the people”.

“If they are serious about their decision, why don’t they submit their resignations to the Speaker and wait for the Senate election?” Ms. Rind questioned and said that they knew that if they left the legislature they would not be able to win the election because the people rejected their politics.

READ  Corona virus: What happens on Sunday in Canada and around the world

He said PTM leaders only want to protect their bad money through such politics. He said the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) would take full part in the upcoming Senate elections. In this connection, a number of decisions were taken at a recent meeting of the party chaired by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.

Referring to Christmas and Qait-e-Assam Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s birthday, the adviser said more than two days were important. The Quid leadership created Pakistan, in which non-Muslims enjoyed religious, political and social freedom. In this regard, he said the role of Pakistan’s armed forces cannot be forgotten.

Released at dawn on December 26, 2020