Monthly Archives: February 2011
LONDON – Feb 27: Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) strongly condemned & expressed extreme concern on the continuing human rights violations being perpetrated by the Pakistani state security agencies in Balochistan. In the last 7 months around 107 bullet riddled, mutilated, dead bodies of missing people have been found in different parts of Balochistan. It is worth noting that all these victims were unarmed civilians. Amnesty International and Asian Human Rights Commission have reported some of the atrocities of Pakistani military agencies in their recent reports in 23 February 2011 and 25 February 2011 respectively.
Occupied Balochistan: Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri commenting on the latest statement of Amnesty International said that though it is too little too late but the statement by AI confirms that the Pakistan (security forces) have been given a free hand to carry out mass killings in Balochistan. Despite the confirmation of AI the International Human Rights Organisation in Balochistan are turning a blind eye on state atrocities against Baloch Nation.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, the civilian face of the country’s powerful military establishment is a continuation of the former dictator General Pervez Musharraf’s policies in Balochistan. He is the one who sanctioned and devised the policies of empowering Frontier Corp (FC), the Pakistani paramilitary, in Balochistan involved in enforced disappearances and the ‘kill and dump’ activities.
Occupied Balochistan: The BLA has informed BBC Urdu and other media sources that Pakistan Air Force has bombarded non-combats in Bambor hilly areas of Marri region. As a result of the indiscriminate bombardment a woman, a child and a shepherded have been killed.
Amnesty International Media Release, For Immediate Release, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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(Washington, D.C.) The Pakistan government must immediately provide accountability for the alarming number of killings and abductions in Balochistan attributed to government forces in recent months, Amnesty International said today.