Skip to main content

HRCB urge the Swedish authorities to immediately find missing Baloch journalist, Sajid Hussain.

In a statement released by The Human Right Council of Balochistan (HRCB) on Saturday said that “We are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of senior Baloch journalist and writer, Sajid Hussain, who mysteriously disappeared from Uppsala, Sweden on March 2, 2020”.

Mr Hussain was living in Stockholm and decided to shift to a private student accommodation in Uppsala on 2nd of March because of his work and studies. After reaching Uppsala, he remained in contact with his friends until 2:00 pm. However,  his phone went off and he was unable to be reached by his family and friends after that.

Further statement stated that, HRCB is aware that his friends have informed the Swedish police in Uppsala about his disappearance on 3rd March and officially registered a case on 5th march, but the police did not provide any information on the well-being and whereabouts of Sajid Hussain to his family and friends so far. The case was registered with Missing People Sverige on 5 March as well.

Currently, Sajid Hussain has been serving as the Editor in Chief of Balochistan Times, an online Magazine which was founded by Mr.Hussain in 2015.

The magazine publishes stories in English and Balochi language and has a radio service as well. It focuses on human rights abuses in war torn Balochistan which often goes unreported in Pakistani mainstream media.

Since 2004, Pakistan’s largest province– Balochistan– has been witnessing an insurgent movement. Mr. Hussain has been one of the first journalists in the country reporting on insurgency, human rights abuses, missing persons, drug trade in the province which shares borders with Iran and Afghanistan. He wrote many articles and stories on development of modern Balochi literature, forms of literature, culture heritage and myths of non-developed Balochistan.

Sajid Hussain started his professional career as a journalist in 2007. Since then, he had worked with Daily Times and The News International, two largest circulated English language dailies in Pakistan. He served as assistant news editor and Deputy chief editor at The News International.
After resigning from The News International, he contributed for Reuters, however due to security reasons he remained anonymous. Mr. Hussain also is a well-known critic and a story writer. He writes in English and in his native language, Balochi.

Because of his journalistic activities, Hussain fled Pakistan in 2012 and lived in self-exile in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Uganda before seeking asylum in Sweden in September 2017. On his arrival in Sweden, Mr. Hussain joined Balochi Language Project in Uppsala University of Linguistics and Philology for promotion and development of Balochi language and literature.

He also was serving as the chief editor of the University’s Balochi-English-Balochi online dictionary. Mr. Hussain started pursuing his master’s degree in Iranian Languages at Uppsala University in 2020.

In the first few weeks of his disappearance, his family urged HRCB to avoid making any statement in this regard to avoid any possible disruption in police investigation, but the police has never provided any information to Sajid’s family on his well being and whereabouts.

HRCB’s spokemans said that Sajid Hussain’s disappearance in Sweden is a great cause of concern for his friends, colleagues, and family. We urge the Swedish authorities to look into this matter and inform his family about his whereabouts and the reasons of his mysterious disappearance.



Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed.
Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area”
For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number”
Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell you …

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میںPlease help the deserving persons...Salary:Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows;Welder: Rs. 1,700 dailyHeavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyMason: Rs. 1,500 dailyHelper: Rs. 850 dailyElectrician: Rs. 1,700 dailySurveyor: Rs. 2,500 dailySecurity Guard: Rs. 1,600 dailyBulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyConcrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 dailyRoller operator: Rs. 2,000 dailySteel fixer: Rs. 2,200 dailyIron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 dailyAccount clerk: Rs. 2,200 dailyCarpenter: Rs. 1,700 dailyLight duty driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyLabour: Rs. 900 dailyPara Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 dailyPipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 dailyStorekeeper: Rs. 1,700 dailyOffice boy: Rs. 1,200 dailyExcavator operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyShovel operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyComputer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailySecurity Supervisor: Rs. 2,200 dailyCook for Chinese food: Rs. 2,000 dailyCook…

Historical relationship between Kurd and Baloch.

The Kurds are the ethnical group living in a region known as Kurdistan which is divided into Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. They  are struggling for an independent region since decades and they are famous for their female guerrilla fighters.        On 25 September 2017, the referendum for an independent Kurdish region  was held in Iraq with a turn out of 72 %.   On this important occasion, the historical relation between Kurd and Baloch people is worth discussing.       When it comes to history, every nation tends to find its roots and origin. Same goes with the Baloch people. The Baloch people are always curious  about  finding their roots in history. Even if you  talk to a shepherd in Balochistan, he will be curious to talk about his  tribal or ethnical roots.      The Balochs have always conveyed the history to the next generations in different mediums like poems etc. No Baloch before 20th century had written books on  history  or origin of the Baloch nation .