LUMS cancels talk featuring Mama Qadeer

A talk featuring Baloch human rights activist was scheduled for 9pm today at the university

Web Desk April 08, 2015
Screengrab of event page

Lahore University of Management Sciences cancelled on Wednesday a scheduled talk featuring Baloch human rights activist Mama Qadeer, following unverified reports of pressure from government officials.

Abdul Qadeer Baloch, known as Mama Qadeer, is the founder of a group working for information on people who have “disappeared” during the long-running conflict between the government and Baloch separatist movements.

A talk, ‘Un-silencing Balochistan’ was scheduled for 9pm at the university today, featuring guest speakers Mama Qadeer, activist Mohammed Ali Talpur, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan director I A Rehman, Secretary General Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VMPB) Farzana Majeed, Quaid-e-Azam University professor Aasim Sajjad and human rights activist Sajjad Changezi.

The talk was to be moderated by Rashid Rahman, the editor of Daily Times. However, a couple of hours before the conference, the university cancelled the event.


ilyas | 6 years ago | Reply @LUMS Response: If LUMS think that banned Baloch groups deserved a place in its auditorium to defend their point of view than, please first call TTP and other banned outfits. Give them opportunity to justify killing of children in APS Peshawer. After all there is no difference between killing those children in Peshawar and many settlers, mostly laborers, in Balochistan. There is no parallel between these balochs and any freedom fighter. However, they are fully synch with TTP take and give 5%.
javed | 6 years ago | Reply very unfortunate.. when will our state institutions learn
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