Will Karima Get Justice In Death? Unlikely
The modalities of her death are too similar to that of the death of another Baloch, an investigative journalist who took refuge abroad to escape the Death Squads commanded by the ISI and the Pakistani Army: Sajid Hussain was found, after having disappeared for almost a month, in a river in Uppsala, Sweden, in March 2019. His death is still shrouded in mystery. The outrage by a number of international organisations, however, has long since died out. And so will be the case here too, for Karima.
But, to paraphrase Shakespeare, ‘we are here to bury Karima, not to praise her’. Because Karima, unfortunately, will not be the last to die. Many Pakistani dissidents have been officially informed by the intelligence bureaus of the governments of the countries in which they have taken refuge, of the existence — credible and documented — of Pakistani secret service plots against them.
There are many, and their names are also famous, living with…