Quetta – Participants paid rich tributes to Human rights activist Late Dr. Faiz Hashmi in an obituary reference, on Friday.
Obituary reference was held in Quetta Press club by Human rights commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in collaboration with Civil Society Balochistan.
Speaking at the event, different fellows and peers of Late Dr. Hashmi remembered him and appreciated his activism for Human rights.
Dr. Faiz Hashmi was born in Mastung in 1956. He started student politics in 1974 and completed his MBBS from Bolan Medical College (BMC) in 1979. Dr. Faiz Hashmi was arrested for first time during Martial law regime in 1978.
“We appreciate the efforts of people only when they are no more with us,” lamented Tahir Hussain advocate, Chairman of HRCP Balochistan chapter.
He criticized the otherwise active Human rights defender who failed to show up at the event despite receiving invitations. “Many activists within our ranks are opportunists and only attended events if they see a benefit in it,” said Advocate Hussain.
Many activists within our ranks are opportunists and only attended events if they see a benefit in it – Tahir Hussain Advocate.
Dr. Faiz Hashmi was one of the most active members of HRCP Balochistan chapter and participated in every major event.
“Dr. Faiz Hashmi, due to his human loving and selfless stance on issues, was misfit in our society,” said Rahat Malik, member of National Party and an intellectual.
Ghulam Nabi Marri, office bearer of Balochistan National Party (BNP) Quetta chapter termed the death of Faiz Hashmi a huge loss for civil society in Balochistan.
Farooq Kubdani, coordinator of HRCP Kharan district, read a paper on life and achievements of Dr. Faiz Hashmi. He said “Dr. Faiz Hashmi didn’t quit his human rights activism in tense period when majority of activists went in hibernation.”
Dr. Faiz Hashmi didn’t quit activism in tense period when majority of activists went in hibernation – Farooq Kubdani.
Others who spoke at the event include Shams ul Mulk Mandokhail a Human rights activist, Dr. Shams a member of Balochistan Medical Association (BMA), Dr. Saleem Kurd a political activist and Amanullah Nosherwani a personal friends of Faiz Hashmi.
Dr. Faiz Hashmi died on 19th September this year after struggling due to caner.
Published in The Balochistan Point on October 9, 2015