Recur Sammi's Smile : Ruzn Baloch


Sammi Baloch is a20-year-old young girl who doesn't know what this age girls prefer to do. She doesn’t know how Pink shiny lip-gloss looks like when going to a party. She is quite different from other 20s girls.
She was admitted to a hospital due to throat operation at Quetta when she was 11-year-old. About 5 AM, she got the worst news that her father had been abducted by security personnel. That was the moment when she forgot how to laugh by all heart.
It was June 28, 2011 when she entered in Quetta Press Club (QPC) that was the day she knew how a press club looks like. She was very small when entered in a press club, and till today she is in press clubs for the safe recovery of her father.
Sammi is daughter of Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch. Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch is a Medical Officer of RHC Hospital at Ornach Khuzdar, Balochistan. He is also former central committee member of Baloch National Movement (BNM). Sources said that Dr and one of his servants were asleep at his resident when the personnel of Pakistani secret services jumped over the wall of his house. His servant has been severely beaten up, tied up and locked in a room. After making sure that his servant cannot harm them, the perpetrators enter Dr Deen Mohammad’s room. Reports suggest that he resisted against his arrest for half an hour but was eventually arrested, tied up and driven to an unknown location.
Sammi Baloch knocked every possible door and explored every option to secure her father’s release. She observed token-hunger strikes at all big cities like Karachi, Quetta, Islamabad and Turbat. She tried her best from very small age but couldn’t succeed to find any clue about her father’s whereabouts.
She was 17 when she took the historical decision to participate in the historical long-march along with the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), a human rights organization. The step of long-march is one of the most famous episodes in modern Chinese history which developed communism in China.
VBMP also decided to start a protest against the inhuman and unjust abductions and killings of Baloch activists. On October 27, 2013, they decided to walk from Quetta to Islamabad. Sammi Baloch was also a part of this long-march. They walked for 27 days and about 730 Kilometer from Quetta to Karachi. After staying in Karachi for 15 days, they again initiated their grueling long-march.
Now it was the second phase, marching from Karachi to Islamabad which is 1468 KM on freezing December on foot. The marchers faced many problems in their journey but none of them stepped back. After 3 grueling months, they reached in Rawalpindi. They spent their whole winter on roads with a hope that government sitting in Islamabad would not disappoint them. But after blistering their feet, they still got nothing in Islamabad. They very much disappointed, and returned to their homes finally.
Today, Sammi Baloch is a 20-year-old young girl who has been struggling for her father for last 8 years, is again in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) with a newspaper in her hand and hope in her eyes. She says, “I will not stop till I get any news about my father. If my father is guilty then present him before the courts."
God bless you Sammi Baloch, struggle till victory.