Suspended Lives: Resisting the Disappearance of Baloch Bodies in Pakistan



In this poignant text, Fatima Anwar describes the Pakistani system that “disappear” numerous people of Balochistan every year. Starting from a 2015 censored event on the topic at Lahore University of Management Sciences, she recounts the struggle of Baloch people, in particular women and children, to recover their loved ones.

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Artwork created by Pakistani artist Isma Gul Hasan for the 2021 Women’s Freedom March. The women on the poster are adorned in distinctly traditional Baloch patterns, paying homage to the resistance of Baloch women in the face of state repression. / Courtesy of Isma Gul Hasan.