The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) and the Sindhi Association of North America staged a demonstration in front of the Canada Parliament in Ottawa and urged the international community to take cognisance of the enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and killings of political activists in Pakistan’s Sindh province. A member of the Canada Parliament, Tom Kmiec, also participated in the demonstration to show his solidarity and spoke to the protestors.
Holding placards asking Pakistani agencies to declare the “whereabouts of Suhail Raza Bhatti Allah Wadhayo Mahar”, “Aid to Pakistan is aid to fundamentalism and Talibanisation”, protestors raised slogans against the Pakistan Army for carrying out atrocities against Sindhis and Balochs. They said that the United Nations should be on a fact-finding mission to help Sindh and Balochistan. They also mentioned that a 19-year-old Allah Wadhayo Mahar was abducted by the ISI from District Malir, Karachi and has gone missing since September 8, 2014.
WSC Canada organiser Hajan Kalhoro, Rub Nawaz Gaho and others also spoke against Pakistani atrocities against Sindhi people. Kalhoro said, “The Pakistan Government is in the process of grabbing their land and giving it to China to use it for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).” “We, Sindhis, request and appeal to the Canadian Government and the world community to look into the gross human rights violations by the Pakistan Army,” Rub Nawaz Gaho said. “We are protesting here as there is huge surge of disappearances in Sindh. Any activist, who raises their voice for protection of Sindhi rights has been disappeared,” he added.