Qambar Baloch goes ‘missing’


Qambar Baloch

Qambar Baloch

There are confirmed reports that Qambar Baloch, a student of the 8th semester in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) department at the Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences (BUITMS), has gone ‘missing’. He ‘disappeared’ on 12 February from Quetta city where he had been invited by some officials ‘to come for investigations’. Bold enough to face his investigators, Qambar had fixed the district compound area for the meeting with the ‘unidentified caller’ where he would meet him. Since then no one knows about his whereabouts.

Understandably, Qambar’s family members and friends are very worried about his safety as the ‘missing people’ in Balochistan in the past have returned with major signs of torture on their bodies.

The news of Qambar’s disappearance has spread across Balochistan because of his active participation in the movement for induction of quota system in the admissions of the BUITMS. Along with Khurshid Baloch and Qayyum Baloch, Qambar had staged an unto death hunger strike camp in front of the Quetta Press Club in July 2008. Enjoying the support of hundreds of Baloch students for their demands, Qambar Baloch and his friends said they were not fighting for themselves but for the rights of the Baloch youths whose future entirely hinged upon the district-based open merit at the BUITMS.

Qambar comes from Panjgur district while his father is a medical doctor. Another brother of his is a medical student.

While Qambar’s close friend, Qambar Chakar, told me that a case had been registered about Qambar’s disappearance with the Civil Line Police Station in Quetta, the police, when contacted by me, refused to give any details about the case. In the past, when police refused to disclose the details of similar cases involving someone’s disappearance, one could safely conclude that he had been ‘whisked away’.

The Baloch Students’ Organization (BSO-Azad) has strongly condemned the ‘disappearance’ of the Baloch student and demanded his immediate release. “We will stage a protest rally in front of the Quetta Press club tomorrow and address a press conference,” said Qambar Chakar, a leader of the BSO-Azad.

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30 Responses to “Qambar Baloch goes ‘missing’”
  1. Anonymous says:

    It is very sad and bad news that Mr Qamber student of Business Administration in BUITMS Quetta has been kidnapped by those authorities whose existence is justified in the sense that they will facilitate the security of masses, but, it is very unfortunate that Law of Jungle is prevailing everywhere. Mr Qamber who was preparing for his Final Semester Exam which has to be started from 20 Feb, now he has had benn alloted a seat in torture cell despite of examination hall. Students Union had been restored by PPP governement, therefore, legalizing it that students have the right to be stakeholders in deciosion making board of university syndicate, most of those students posessing leadership quality used this right for improvement of educational policies and practices and Mr Qamber was one among those shining students. If this is a crime and sin, then it was initiated by Government for granting this right to students. It is an obligation on all student community, the honourable teachers, educational institutions and particularly of BUITMS Quetta to raise voice and conduct demonstrations against this open cruality, as missing student is a member of this educational community and a registered student of BUITMS and also because this Law of Brutality can be applied on any of us. We have to struggle for the restoration of civilization and elimination of these Legalized Organizations of Kidnappers, just imagine and wonder that in our society there are such groups who have Constitutional and Legal authority to Kidnap its own tax payers.

  2. Abdul Samad says:

    It is very sad and bad news that Mr Qamber student of Business Administration in BUITMS Quetta has been kidnapped by those authorities whose existence is justified in the sense that they will facilitate the security of masses, but, it is very unfortunate that Law of Jungle is prevailing everywhere. Mr Qamber who was preparing for his Final Semester Exam which has to be started from 20 Feb, now he has had benn alloted a seat in torture cell despite of examination hall. Students Union had been restored by PPP governement, therefore, legalizing it that students have the right to be stakeholders in deciosion making board of university syndicate, most of those students posessing leadership quality used this right for improvement of educational policies and practices and Mr Qamber was one among those shining students. If this is a crime and sin, then it was initiated by Government for granting this right to students. It is an obligation on all student community, the honourable teachers, educational institutions and particularly of BUITMS Quetta to raise voice and conduct demonstrations against this open cruality, as missing student is a member of this educational community and a registered student of BUITMS and also because this Law of Brutality can be applied on any of us. We have to struggle for the restoration of civilization and elimination of these Legalized Organizations of Kidnappers, just imagine and wonder that in our society there are such groups who have Constitutional and Legal authority to Kidnap its own tax payers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    wat should somme body say!while in a countries province and with in the province,in the capital city a student is kidnapped by the sec-forces.how the hill living be there when no body knows about non of his or her beloveds. kamber baloch,a student of BS in Business Administration of a well known and the only technological university, BUITMS, of the back ward province of the most backward pakistan,is kidnapped by the govt it self, because he claims for education in the basis of racial equality.

  4. Anonymous says:

    that is such a negative step with students of BUITEMS

  5. Khursheed Baloch says:

    “DEDICATED TO QAMBER BALOCH”

    Ab kes ki kes se bath karen,
    Kuch log jo jeena chahte thay,
    Be moth mare weranon main,
    Koch fusl,umaidoon k hum dum,
    Be wakth sesuk thay noch gae,
    Ab khowab tehrna,tehra hai,
    Ab aglay din ki bathh kahan,
    “tum karni apni kar gozro”,
    Jub bakhth tumhari hoj pe hai,
    Ab be jaa mar kar jeena hai,
    Sub phool lahoo, sub khaak lahoo,
    Youn jeethay jee reh jana hai,
    Ab kaun kahan tak jae ga,
    Ab ruth badaltha, kia hoga,
    Jo khowab hamare hath main thay,
    Wo khowab adhorey rehnay do,
    Ab dard ki koi bath nahi,
    Sub dard bekharnay do dil par,
    Hum jeetay ji mur jain gae.

  6. Kamber Chakar says:

    Muna marg a kothag ambaaz,
    Tara dardani nemoon anth
    Since you are missing,every street of shallkot is lonely to me with out you.I have seen every place where there was a little hope but backed with tear in eyez. where ever i go listning your screaming.Kamber jan! u have re-freshad the name of Mir KAMBER and the Great wahid KAMBER by your struggle for national intrest.
    It is not only you who is in pain,every one who belongs to you is screaming with your paining body.I belive you will repeat the same words of the great baloch hero dr.Allah Nizar Baloch in the Gestapo”Beaten sticks are rather flowers on me of my Motherland”. your hopefullness was always coverage to me, it is right that we are alone with out you and missing you but we will not pray like women,we will go forward till that distination where there is the bride made up.

  7. gmcmissing says:

    Thank you very much guys for your comments. I am delighted to see that Qambar’s friends are out here to pay him rich tributes. I hope this episode will not cripple Qambar’s resolve. He is a brave Baloch son, no doubt.

  8. Najeeb Qazi says:

    I strongly criticize the enforced vanishing of Qambar Baloch and express my heartiest solidarity with him and as well his in shock colleagues and family members in this very nerve-racking hour. Above all, I wish him all the very best of luck for a safe and as soon as possible return back to sight.
    On the other hand, I lay emphasis on the government that this is an already abortively examined tactic which didn’t yield any product at that time of the dictatorial reign of the oppressor Musharraf and I believe that it wouldn’t do any good this time as well.
    By keeping in view the very nature of the problems confronting Balochistan today, the most sagacious plan for the government would be to help address the long standing and deep-rooted grievances of the Baloch masses rather than making mistaken efforts to silent them by virtue of might, which I reckon as almost a near impossible policy option to work in one way or the other.

  9. meer kurd says:

    Slaam

    This is totally unfair from state of pakistan to Balochistan, he is torturing and kidnapping professional Baloch like Munir mengal, Qambar Baloch ,janan baloch and other to clean off the surface of Balochistan , and send him back to stone age , we condemn this policy of paki govt. and demand soon release of all baloch prisoners , if not then all bad creation of situation goes to pak govt.

  10. Talha Masud says:

    oH… I am shocked. Qamber is one of my best friend and has been my neighbour in Panjgur and Quetta as well.. I am so frustrated on this and pray for his safety. This is terrible.

  11. BUITEMS BALOCH. says:

    it shows tht they donot want to give education to Balosh Students.we all know that QAMBER BALOCH demand to governament is that to educate Baloch socety but they donot want it. and kidnaped u.all buitems students know that u are innocent and was struggling for the demand of district based admission policy for the enrolment of Baloch students in MUITEMS.

    i just wana to say on MR BALOCH COMENTS “open ur eyes u will see that no any single BALOCH is safe in their own homeland BALOCHISTAN”.as we all buitems students know that QAMER BALOCH belongs to BALOCH STUDENTS ACTION COMITTEE and his demand is that to equip and give modren technological education TO BALOCH.its shmefull for agencies that they kidnaped QAMBER BALOCH

  12. Talha Masud says:

    Qamber Baloch is my family. I could not make my mind to accept this occurence that I called his place and his cousin confirmed the news and I felt the great frustration in Qamber’s family. The best family I know for last 22 years and has been on the top in helping me whenever required. I met him almost regularly last year.

    Now I can feel that ‘It takes two to make a quarrel’. When I am so perturbed after hearing this then how about his family? My moral and any support which can help him come back his home safely is with him and his beloved family.

    I just want to say something about Qamber since we were almost grown up, meeting and mingling eachother.

    Qamber is a very decent and fun-loving guy. We laughed much on our respective university’s tales. I have never ever heard a single word from his mouth which gave the smell of prejudice or hatred about anyone.
    I know killing innocent and general public of any community is inhumane but when one does these kinds of regrettable moves then what should be expected? Of course hatred and prejudice to prevail.. The saddest aspect in this context is that energetic people like Qamber are picked just because they are gaining some positive reputation. And the wrath is discharged on people having no concern with the conflict, who are just busy in living their lives happily…. If this is why the Baloch people want independence, then I,having lived among the Baloch for almost all of my life, would be the first person to support their freedom fight.

    I am really missing you brother and your image and the bad news about you has just fuddled my brain.

    My prays are with you InshAllah and you would be in my prayers of each Namaz….

  13. khurshid baloch says:

    when u tear a heart,it will always not b that u will only get red blood,u will find some white hopes and green wishes vanishing out,u will get some disturbed moments of that heart screaming,screaming 4 the life of green wishes and white hopes!

  14. Asad baloch says:

    whenever i meet with him he talked about getting knowledge .he always says we need technical education because it is the demand of modern world and we have to compete with the world.
    he was Kambar, who advice me to read books but not for paasing exam read books for getting knowledge. i realy missing him , when my exam is near because he was Kambar Baloch who said if u r weak n any subject i will come and make u understand. know who will make me understand about accountig equation.

    who is Kambar Baloch?

    Kambar baloch is a baloch student of BBA 8th semister of BUITMS.

    what did he do ?

    he staged an unto death hunger strike against the admission policy of BUITMS. he wanted that admission policy should be on the base of district quota system.

    why pakistanies forces kidnaped him ?

    it is not only Kambar baloch who is missing, above 60000 person along about 114 women. and pakistani forces are increasing this list day by day. now for pakistan every baloch who wants education, who want their wrigts will be kidnap by pakistani forces.

    tho pa kushag dasta,n madaar
    ma ham sara,n bastag kafan

  15. riaz baloch says:

    it’s not a first action done by paki agencies and army on baloch common peoples students farmer etc. as we all kow that qambar baloch is a students ob graduation in BUETMS. a students how can be a criminal or terrorist,if he has done any sin then state should bring him in front of court and take a trial. we can’t believe on paki judicial but we believe that qambar is absolutely innocent.

  16. Azad Baloch says:

    It is not something like a new thing, It is happening in Occupied Balochistan on daily/weekly basis, It is something else that we do not know anything concerning them. We should not persuade Pakistan or Iran, because it will not bring any change, change can come through a practical step. Qambar Baloch crime is extremely obvious, we should not think regarding it, the crime is that He is a Baloch and striving for national right of Baloch nation, He was striving for better education of Baloch nation. Our sisters are not safe, what more we can say. I think the time of saying has gone now we will have to work practically.

  17. koh says:

    where are those Pakistanis who said they live Baloch (according to them Balochi). I never understand on which base they said it. because they never said any single word against the barbaric act done, to Baloch, by their won elected government and their PAK ARMY. where are those non-Baloch students of BUITEMS who always used to say, they love Balochistan, because they born here. they consider Balochistan as their home and Baloch as their family. they always used to say that we all (Baloch, Punjabi and Pukthun) unite our hands together and rise our voice for Balochistan rights. i ask them where are you now, as one of your family member has been kidnapped by, your loving country Pakistan, agencies?

  18. dahag baloch says:

    ida rastraani hakimi int
    ida insan chon gwahit
    ida dushmenaani wajahi int
    ida gap o tran che kara kait

  19. Asad baloch says:

    some people says that it is not fair that paki forces are kidnaping and killing innocent baloch students, formers, women, shopkeepers, plotical workers and etc. i say that it is fair for them because they don,t know anything about morality.
    and for savage everything is fair. and paki foces are savages not human.

    now every baloch should know that we are in war.
    and
    everythig is fair in love and war.

    • gmcmissing says:

      My dear Asad,
      You need to unlearn whatever you have been taught. I swear the Balochi interpretation of ‘every thing’, ‘fair’, ‘love’ and ‘war’ is NOT what you have been taught in the Pakistani text books. We do not ‘love’ blindly nor do we fight a ‘war’ inhumanly. To us, ‘everything’ becomes ‘fair’ only when ‘justice’ is delivered to a human being as well as to an animal.

  20. Baloch says:

    Hey, maybe Qamabr went and joined Afghan Jihad.

  21. noora baloch says:

    barr barr tho chonth baree…. kara koshe non tahi karch konten tahi zindan cha baloch a poran tho che kan tho wath nazane…………………………………………..???????????????????????

  22. Jahanzaib shah says:

    well,it is so sad to hear that baloch students are made victims by the anti element agencies of pak stae.it is totally cear that sardaris anti element agencies are determined to compress the voice of balochs ,but we are also ready to face the challenges.

    freedom is not a piece of cake

    Jahanzaib shah from chiktan panjgoor

  23. T.Baloch says:

    From top, comment # 6 if you see, made by Kamber Chakar is also been picked by Law Enforcement Agencies 3 days earlier exactly out of his university in Balochistan’s capital Quetta. It’s really sad when you hear these kind of horrible stories about Baloch’s youth being kidnaped by Paki Agencies.

  24. jamshaid qaisrani says:

    *** jab zulm had se bhar jata ha to bgavt janm lete ha ****

    now baloch are united they can face every changle…………..

    baloch the great nation

    keep unity

    BSO BUITEMS

  25. majid says:

    qamber you are the great baloch. majid malghani

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