Pakistani Army is committing gross Human Rights violations in Makaran

BHRC (Canada) calls upon the international community to intervene immediately.

Toronto, June 1, 2010 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) expressed its deepest concerns over the new wave of gross human rights violations committed by the Pakistani army soldiers in the Makaran region of Balochistan. BHRC has learnt through local sources and press statements of Baloch National Movement (BNM) central leadership that within the last couple of days there has been a significant movement of Pakistani troops in the area of district Gwadar and Dasht. A heavy contingent of military including 80 trucks carrying soldiers, 40 armoured vehicles, artillery, 8 gunship helicopters, and 20 water supplying tankers are reportedly part of the first wave of troop deployment in the region. There is news of more troops on the way to join the military operation.

Sources have confirmed that the Dasht townships of Zaren Bog, Mollai Negwar, Palani Bazaar, Ziarati, Hasadeg, Hor, Chateg, Doro Kandag, and the surrounding villages and tent settlements are under siege by the army. Reports coming in from the area stated that the soldiers have complete control of the meager water resources and have blocked all access to the local population. The livestock has been confiscated in the service of the soldiers and a large number was slaughtered to starve the inhabitants. Sources mentioned that people are not allowed to leave their homes even in case of a medical emergency.

There have been reported incidents of artillery fire directed at the civilian residential areas while gunship helicopters hovered over the towns. According to witnesses, incidents of aerial bombardment of villages have taken place and the fear of casualties is growing, complicated by the military blockade and denial of access to media and medical personnel. An unconfirmed number of youth has been taken away by the soldiers and their whereabouts are yet unknown. So far, names of two abducted persons have been confirmed, which are Mr. Sadiq Ismail, resident of Bal Negwar near Turbat and Mr. Shehak, resident of Gwarag.

BHRC urgently appeals to all international human rights bodies, the U.N., the European Parliament, the international media, and the world community to take urgent notice of the atrocities committed by the Pakistani army against innocent civilians in Dasht, Makaran and elsewhere in Balochistan. The slow motion genocide of the Baloch nation has to be stopped immediately by forceful intervention of world bodies.

Zaffar Baloch
BHRC (Canada)


Filed under Press Releases

6 responses to “Pakistani Army is committing gross Human Rights violations in Makaran

  1. Goher Sarfraz

    There should be proof of what is being written, btw Pakistan Army is your army why would they behave like invaders to own ppl

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  3. ahmed almazroie

    we want freedome for balochistan

  4. Enough is enough.if you do not stop thsese atrocities agains the innocent people of Makran and keep on salughtering them without any feelings wait until your souls are removed from you bodies and the pain and agony you will go through you bastards who claim to be Muslims yet kill your own fellow Muslims.If you cannot stomach us then leave us alone and let us continue with our lives as we do not need Punjabis to run and dictate our lives.Shame to lla the civilized nations of the World when you are watching these dogs killing innocent people of Baluchistan.You can help the People of Darfur and the bring to book the people who instigated the killings in Rwanda and send them to the Hague well the Punjabis and Zardari and his masters the Chaudharies should be next in the Hague.
    Disgusted Baloch!!!!

  5. How long will civilised world keep thier eyes, ears and hearts close to such atrocities, outrages, monstrosity and crimes against humanity? Is it because of your own selfish self-interests that you are ignoring such unforgivable offences and refuse to bring the savages of Paki-Punjabi Army to justice? SHAPE UP! If you call yourself ‘civilised, just and humane,’ now is the time to prove it. Otherwise, “SHUT UP AND SHIP OUT! Stop bombing innocent Pashtuuns! Get out of Pakistan!

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