Pak journalist attacks mobile billboard highlighting enforced disappearance

A group led by a Pakistani journalist on Friday attacked a mobile billboard which was highlighting poor human rights situation in Pakistan outside Lord's stadium and assaulted the driver. In a video shared by the World Baloch Organisation (WBO), an Urdu news channel Hum News journalist could be seen attacking the vehicle and assaulting the driver. In their latest initiative, roadside billboards, digital screens and banners have been put up around the city of London with slogans "Help end enforced disappearances in Pakistan". The billboards have gone up on major roads and junctions around the city including highways. This comes as London hosted Pakistan vs Bangladesh ICC cricket world cup match, attracting thousands of cricket fans to the city. The activists hope to grab the attention of cricket fans. According to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, an entity established by the Pakistani government, 5000 cases of enforced disappearances have been registered since 2014. Most of them are still unresolved. Before being elected as the Prime Minister, Imran Khan had admitted in multiple TV interviews the involvement of Pakistan's intelligence agencies in enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings and vowed to resign if he was unable to put an end to the practice, holding those involved responsible. Families of the abducted victims have long been protesting for the safe recovery of their loved ones in the provincial capital Quetta, and their protest camp has now completed more than 3500 days. The organisers of the campaign have long been engaged in efforts to highlight the worsening human rights situation in Balochistan at international platforms, organising events around Europe and in the United States, focusing on advocacy activities in the European Parliament, the US parliamentary houses, and the United Nations.