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A death in Toronto brings attention again to the struggles in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Two Baloch activists in exile have been found dead this year – one in Canada, the other in Sweden. Major General Yash Mor 9 hours ago A demonstration in Karachi after Pakistani human rights activist Karima Mehrab, also known as Karima Baloch, was found dead in Toronto, on December 24. | Rizwan Tabassum/ AFP The death of human rights activist Karima Baloch in Toronto last week has again brought world attention to the trouble in Pakistan’s Balochistan region. The 37-year-old activist had gone missing after setting out for a walk. The police said that they had no reason to suspect foul play but her family told the  BBC  that “her death at least warrants closer inspection”. Baloch, an advocate for independence for her resource-rich region, had been living in exile in Canada since 2016. She had fled Pakistan the previous year, fearing she would be “disappeared” by the authorities as several other activists had been. ADVERTISEMENT This wasn’t the first death of a Baloch activist in exile thi