Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

Missing from Balochistan: Having given up on govt, relatives appeal to the UN for justice

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ISLAMABAD: Relatives of people missing from Balochistan appealed to the United Nations on Saturday to help them get justice.

At a protest organised by the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) in front of the National Press Club, they demanded accountability for the killings in the province and slammed the government’s stance on the Balochistan quagmire, which “almost always blames a mythical foreign hand”.

The protest was led by VBMP’s Vice-Chairperson Qadeer Rekki (Jalil Rekki’s father, who was murdered some months ago) and Farzana Majid (sister of abducted Baloch Students Organisation  – Azad (BSO-Azad) Vice Chairperson Zakir Majeed). Scores of students, political workers and intellectuals also participated in the protest.

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Baloch abductions, extra-judicial killings on the rise

 Security forces force people to quit Dera Bugti to pave way for multi-national companies

Occupied Balochistan: The random abductions and extra-judicial killings of the Baloch are on the rise in Balochistan, read a Baloch Republican Party press release on Saturday.

The presser also read on one hand, Pakistani officials and the Supreme Court claimed that they were making efforts to recover Baloch missing persons and to stop the dumping of decomposed bodies, on the other hand, security forces continued to abduct, torture and extra-judicially kill them.

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