QUETTA, July 29: The newly-formed Baloch Women Panel on Sunday announced that it would observe a token hunger strike from July 30 till August 14 for the recovery of missing youths.

Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday, BWP members Hani Baloch and Shakar Bibi said the government’s oppression against the Baloch people had forced the women to come out on the streets.

They accused the security forces and intelligence agencies of torturing the detained Baloch youths in secret cells. They alleged that during raids on the houses of political activists, women are insulted, adding that hundreds of Baloch political workers had either been arrested or missing for the last four years.

The BWP members said the panel had been formed to support those families whose youths were either abducted or missing.

They appealed to the international human rights organisations to raise voice against the detention of Baloch youths in the province.

They said Wahid Qamar, Ghulam Mohammad, Sher Mohammad, Saleem Baloch, Khan Mohammad Marri, Qadir alias Shadi Khan Marri, Fazal Baloch, Zakir Majid Baloch and Faiz Baloch had been missing and for their recovery the BWP members would observe the token hunger strike.

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