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March of missing persons’ relatives reaches Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The long march, originated three months back from Quetta, by a group of families of missing persons has reached its destination – the federal capital, ARY News reported on Friday.

The marchers, led by a 72-year-old retired banker known as Mama (uncle) Qadir Baloch, hope to present a petition to UN officials in Islamabad and meet foreign diplomats to raise awareness of their cause.

The march, passing via Sindh, Punjab and other districts, reached Rawalpindi yesterday and after a brief recess, it resumed to reach its destination. The marchers also include children and women, who protested at Kacheri Chowk in Rawalpindi during their stopover.

The marchers set out from Quetta last October, walking first 700 kilometres to Karachi, on the shores of the Arabian Sea, before turning their steps northwards to Islamabad, nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The participants of long march will also register their protest outside the UN office in Islamabad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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