QUETTA - Family members of missing persons observed a one-day token hunger strike and staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club on Sunday, to exert pressure on the government for their recovery. They also announced if the missing persons were not recovered immediately, their family members would launch a long march towards Islamabad on March 13. The strike camp was organised by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by its Chairman Nasrullah Baloch and attended by relatives of the missing persons including Ali Asghar Bangulzai, Jalil Reki, Najeeb Qambarni, Chakar Marri, Zakir Majeed, Dr Din Muhammad Baloch, Sangat Sana, Mir Wadood Raisani and others. The protestors were carrying placards inscribed with slogans demanding immediate recovery of missing political workers. At the end of strike camp, they staged a demonstration in front of the press club. Addressing on the occasion, Nasrullah Baloch criticised police and claimed that it was not cooperating with the relatives of missing persons regarding registration of FIRs against the heads of intelligence agencies. He alleged that police and other government agencies were subjecting them to harassment for pressurising them not to pursue the cases of their beloved ones. He claimed that government agencies had also picked up some family members of missing Baloch activists when they approached police stations for registration of FIRs. Accusing government, Nasrullah said it had adopted the policy a criminal silence on the issue and taking no practical steps for their recovery, adding that in case if the missing persons were involved in any illegal, they should be produced before the court of law to enable them in proving their innocence.