Taking their campaign against the Pakistani establishment, World Baloch Organisation and the Baloch Republican (WBO-BRP) launched yet another mobile billboard campaign with 'Help end enforced disappearances in Pakistan' written on it in US. This comes as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Washington DC on July 21.
The Baloch Organisation says that campaign launched to urge Donald Trump to help ensure an end to human rights abuses in Balochistan and to help End Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan. Khan's visit to the US is marked by protests by several ethnic and religious minorities of Pakistan, including Baloch, Sindhis and Mohajirs. A bipartisan group of 10 influential American lawmakers on Saturday asked US President Donald Trump to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the Sindh province in his meeting with the visiting Pakistan Prime Minister. Protests have been planned in front of the White House and Capitol Hill Arena by these groups over the next few days.
This development is just days after banner with "World must speak up for Balochistan" written on it was flown over Edgbaston during the semi-final match of England versus Australia on July 11. Then, a truck with a digital poster displaying the message "Help end enforced disappearances in Balochistan" was spotted outside the Lord's Cricket Grounds in London on the eve of the World Cup finals on July 14.
Imran Khan, the 66-year-old cricketer-turned politician, is scheduled to meet Trump at his Oval Office on Monday, the first by a Pakistani leader in nearly four years, the last one being that of Nawaz Sharif in October 2015. He is travelling to the US at an invitation by Trump and the Administration is preparing to give him a warm welcome which includes a traditional welcome at the White House, one-no-one meeting at the Oval Office and a working luncheon in the presence of several of his Cabinet colleagues and leaders from the Pentagon.