KARACHI: “I was pressurised by government and establishment for not launching long march” Mama Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) said in his press conference at Karachi press club on Friday.
The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch launched a long march from Quetta to Karachi on October 27 to press the authorities for recovery of missing Baloch political workers.
Those who could be in jails are killed extra-judicially thus keeping prisoners in Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan jails at capacity level
A few days back Mr I.A. Rehman, Director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), in his piece, “Of prisoners’ rights” (November 14th, Dawn) wrote about the recent Federal Judicial Academy seminar, attended by luminaries of judiciary here, on prisoners’ vulnerability.
Among other problems faced by the prisoners the overcrowding of jails in Punjab and Sindh received special attention because Punjab jails having a total capacity of 21,527 prisoners house 52,318 and while in Sindh there are 14,119 prisoners against a capacity of 11,939; this was termed as simply unbearable.