KARACHI: Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, 42, made sure he attended every protest held for the people who went missing in Balochistan. “These are our brothers who have gone missing. Some day when I would be gone, you would have to do the same,” the tall man with a bushy moustache would say.
Little did he know that his time would come so soon. Two months ago, the journalist and activist went missing and his family has been desperately protesting to know his whereabouts.
BALOCHISTAN – May 24: Pakistani occupied forces continue their “killed and dump” policy in Balochistan. Today another mutilated body of Baloch missing persons was found in Gomazi area after the massive military operation in Gomazi and Malant of Tump Tehsil in Kech district.
According to detail, after the military operation in Gomazi and Malant a bullet-riddled and tortured body of a Baloch missing person was found in Gomazi cross, he was identified as Umar Jan Baloch, son of Haibtan Baloch resident of Gomazi.
Balochistan: The bullet-riddled body of 65 years old Baloch Missing Person was found dumped in a deserted area near Tump Tehsil of Kech district on Wednesday (May 22, 2013) morning. At least five Baloch missing people’s bullet-riddled bodies were found in different areas of Balochistan and Karachi for the last three days.
According the sources, a mutilated body was found in the deserted area of Tump Tehsil. The body was shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities; there he was identified as Basham Baloch, 65 years old, son of Kahoor Baloch resident of Tump Tehsil.
Karachi: Bullet-riddled bodies of two men were found in Manghopir on Sunday (19 May 2013), police said.
The trussed-up bodies also bore torture marks.
The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where their identity could not be ascertained immediately.
Balochistan – May 19: Two bullet-riddled bodies of two Baloch missing brothers were recovered from Kech district of Balochistan on Sunday (19 May 2013)morning.
According to sources from Turbat, passersby spotted two bodies in Murgaap area, 35 kilometers south of Turbat town of district Kech.
By Tarek Fatah
On the eve of the May 11 Pakistan elections, while foreign correspondents wasted reams of newsprint making predictions scripted straight out of the Pakistan military playbook, two men suggested something fishy was about to unfold.
First, the New York Times’ correspondent Declan Walsh, who in 2011 had written a stinging expose on Pakistan’s “secret war in Balochistan,” was expelled from the country. The letter asking him to leave said he had indulged in “undesirable activities.”
Quetta: The Pakistani forces have raided New Kahan in the early hours of Wednesday and abducted at least 6 Baloch from New Kahan in a Wednesday morning.
New Kahan, which has earned the name of Ghaza Strip Balochistan because of continuous raids, saw the wrath of Pakistani forces once again when 20 vehicles entered the area and started a house-to-house search.
For Baloch nationalists, the province was made to join Pakistan at gunpoint. Now, it appears, after a sixth decade long insurgency, it will be made to enter elections at gunpoint. The consequences, it must be said with regret, are fated.
By:Hashim bin Rashid
On May 1, 2013, 22,000 troops and 50,000 ‘law enforcers’ entered 12 districts of Balochistan to “conduct a free-and-fair election”. The existing number of troops in the areas shall not be revealed to us, nor the fact that de facto these areas had been no-go areas for the military since the current Baloch insurgency started in 2005. With the entry of troops, the possibility of free-and-fair elections in the province has ended. Rather the Baloch people shall have elections shoved down their throats with a gun to their head.
Karachi: Baloch intellectual and journalist Haji Abdul Razaq Baloch’s family stages a protest demonstration in front of Karachi press club against his illegal abduction and enforced disappearance.
According to details, family of Haji Abdul Razak Baloch with their friends demonstrated in front of Karachi press club, vast number of woman and children participated in the demonstration. They were carrying play cards and banners.
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