Dost Mohammed Baloch abducted by Pak security agencies still missing after four years


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Dost Mohammad Baloch’s mother at a rally in Karachi

BALOCHISTAN: Even after passage of four years and continued efforts Dost Mohammed Baloch who was kidnapped from Karachi by intelligence agencies is still missing.

According to the details, whereabouts of Dost Mohammed Baloch an employee of the Ministry of Defense in the Sultanate of Oman are still unknown; he was enforcedly disappeared four years eleven months ago by Pakistani state Intelligence agencies from Karachi.

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A residence of Prom, Panjgur Balochistan; Dost Mohammad son of Saleh Mohammad was a small ranking office in the Defense Forces of Sultanate of Oman.

According to his friends and family he was abducted on 12 February 2012 near Karachi Airport. After spending his annual leave in his home town he returned to Karachi via air flight from Panjgur to fly back to Oman. His relative in Karachi received him at Karachi Airport. They were traveling home by a motorcycle which was hit and forcefully stopped by Pakistani state intelligence personnel in plain clothes in two cars. They both were severely beaten and then taken away to an undisclosed location.

Dost Mohammad’s relative was released after a while but after four years Dost Mohammad is still missing. His family says, he was not a member of any political or Baloch arms resistance group, his only crime was that some young members of his family were active in Baloch national movement.

Dost Mohammad's sister at a rally in Karachi

Dost Mohammad’s sister at a rally in Karachi

His family has been struggling desperately to find about his whereabouts but Pakistan’s security agencies, as always, are denying any knowledge of his disappearance. A Human Resources Director with the Ministry of Defense in the Sultanate of Oman has provided the following statement regarding Dost Muhammad’s employment in Oman (translation from the Arabic follows*)

dost-mohd-baloch-employment-certificate“Dost Muhammad, a Pakistani Baloch, has been employed by the Ministry of Defence since January 15, 1984. He left Oman February 1, 2012, for his annual leave. Dost Muhammad planned to resume work on March 24, 2012, but never returned.

Madam Shandan Saeed Baloch, the wife of Dost Muhammad, is an Omani national and holds an Omani passport. Dost Muhammad and Madam Shandan Saeed have three children who attend school and are residents of Oman.

This letter was written as per the instructions of Madam Shandan Saeed Baloch.”

Haider Bin Jaffar Al Lawati

Director of Administration & Individuals

16 Oct 2012

*Unofficial translation

Pictures and Arabic translation courtesy of Crisis Balochistan

 

 

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