KARACHI: As missing persons’ issue remains a persistent problem for Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bodies of two more Baloch missing persons have been found in the metropolis, hundreds of kilometers from the volatile province.
The toll from bodies of missing persons of Balochistan dumped in Karachi now touches 11 as the bodies of Master Abdul Rehman and Zahid Hussain were found near Malir Link Road, Karachi on 10 March 2013. Names of both the deceased were included in the missing persons list .
Islamabad: There is still a huge gap between the number of missing persons’ cases in Balochistan, as documented by a government-sponsored judicial commission, and figures claimed by nationalist groups and non-governmental organisations such as the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons.
In a press statement, the Commission on the Inquiry of Enforced Disappearances said that the total number of cases currently stands at 621. However this figure is contested by Nasrullah Baloch, the chairperson of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons.