Babu Mehrab’s family, residing in the Kulanch area of Gwadar, Balochistan has a harrowing tale of pain and sorrow that no one should ever have to endure. For the past twelve years, their lives have been plagued by a collective punishment policy adopted by Pakistani state forces. They have faced the worst kind of violence, with some members of their family forcibly disappearing and some even being killed by the state forces.
The family’s agony began in 2012, when Haider, Babu Mehrab’s elder son, was abducted and forcibly disappeared by the Pakistani forces and has not been seen since. The family had held on to hope that he would one day return, but as the years passed, their hope began to fade.Continue reading