BALOCHISTAN: An unknown dead body was found in Absar Turbat, district Kech in the morning of 16th October, 2016. The body remained unknown for several hours and was later recognized as Babul Salman, perhaps a guess was made on the looks and the age which had some similarities to that of a Babul.
On the next day it was confirmed that the dead body found was not of any Babul, but of Latif Baloch, a shepherd who was abducted by Pakistani security forces during the military operation in Awaran on 5th of October. Same military operation caused Hasil (Qazi), a local leader of Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-Azad), dead in the shelling of military helicopters in the region.
BALOCHISTAN: The son of enforced-disappeared Ali Asghar Bangulzai said that his father was abducted on 18 October, 2001 exactly 15 years ago on this day.
The Baloch tailor Mr Bangulzai’s son Ghulam Farooq Bangulzai said, “We have been struggling peacefully and all using democratic mediums to seek justice and release of our father. We have knocked the door of all department but none has provided us justice.
By Zoya Anwer
Speakers at seminar say missing persons now a national issue
“If I’m standing before you today, it could be you in my position tomorrow,” Hani Baloch, daughter of literary figure Wahid Baloch who has been missing for over two and a half months in what is alleged to be a case of enforced disappearance, told an audience at a seminar on Saturday evening.
London- There has been widespread anger on social media after a video was circulated showing Baluchestan schoolgirls from the Kerman province in southeast Iran being flogged after failing to pay their tuition fees.
In the video, girls speaking the Farsi language with Baluchestan’s accent explained in detail how each of them was flogged eight times by the school principal for being unable to pay the fees due to poverty.
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the disappearances and extrajudicial killings of youth in Balochistan Province for opposing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a huge highway being constructed by China, which has an investment of Rupees 47 billion. The ages of the disappeared and extrajudicially killed range from 16 to 22 years, and they include two student leaders and even one footballer, who is accused of gathering crowds through football matches. According to the Balochistan government, in July, under the “National Plan”, security forces have killed 375 and arrested 13,575 people in nearly 3,000 Military operations.