Toronto, May 16th – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has issued an urgent statement regarding the post-election scenario in Balochistan and has expressed concern over the unabated atrocities committed against civilians by the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, ISI, and the state sponsored Taliban-linked death squads.
BHRC stated that the human rights situation in Balochistan has not changed during or after the so-called general elections, people and institutions involved in the enforced disappearances of the Baloch youths and target killings are firmly in power, further consolidated by the 72,000 fresh troops sent to Balochistan under the pretense of securing elections. This brings the total number of army and paramilitary personnel stationed in Balochistan close to 150,000. These occupying mercenary militias are not leaving soon and neither are they on Baloch lands for a picnic.
BHRC emphasized that anyone who believes there will be a change in the policies of the Pakistani establishment, especially the army toward Balochistan, will have to re-define the nature of the state and its military institution that has been witnessed in the last 65 years.
BHRC notified international human rights bodies, western democracies, and the public at large that the future governments in Islamabad and Balochistan will be held responsible for the continuation of the military operations and human rights violations against the Baloch people.
President, BHRC (Canada)