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Pakistan opposition leaders express concern at disrespect shown to Karima Baloch's body

Pakistan opposition leaders express concern at disrespect shown to Karima Baloch's body         26 January, 2021 by  ANI Islamabad [Pakistan], January 26 (ANI): Members of the opposition in the Pakistan Senate on Monday expressed concern over the "disrespect" with which the body of Baloch rights activist Karima Baloch was treated before it was laid to rest in her hometown Tump, in Balochistan, Dawn reported. Karima, who died under mysterious circumstances in Canada last month, was slated to get buried on January 25, but, before the corpse could be transported from Karachi to Balochistan, Pakistani authorities forcefully took Karima's body along with her family from the airport to her hometown, Balochwarna reported. Later, she was buried under tight security as thousands who came to pay their last respect weren't allowed near her, the Balochistan Times reported. She was then buried by a few family members and neighbours under army watch. "Pakistan's army t

Opposition criticises 'disrespect' meted out to Karima Baloch's body

NADIR GURAMANI Members of the opposition in the Senate on Monday expressed concern over alleged "disrespect" with which they said the body of Baloch rights activist Karima Baloch was treated before being laid to rest in her hometown in Balochistan. Karima Baloch, who was also known as Karima Mehrab, had gone missing in Toronto’s downtown waterfront area last month and her body was  found  a day later. She was living in the Canadian city in exile for about five years. After unverified reports — mostly in the Indian media — that Karima had been killed, Canadian authorities investigating the circumstances had  termed  the activist's death as "non-criminal". On Sunday, Karima's body was repatriated to Pakistan and was taken by security officials from Karachi airport to Balochistan. Her funeral prayers were held amid tight security in Tump area of Turbat and were attended by immediate family members and hundreds of locals, according to  The Guardian . Speaking on