Washington, D.C., October 19, 2017: The Sindhi Foundation held a press conference on Wednesday, the 18th of August to discuss the current state of affairs in Sindh Province of Pakistan, especially in regard to enforced disappearances of scores of human rights activists including the well-known leader of the Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, Punhal Sario. Enforced disappearances continue to be a significant problem is the province with over 300 people being disappeared per year. The Sindhi foundation and several other organizations who participated in the conference are dedicated to ensuring that these enforced disappearances cease and all people are able to return home.
Two US Congressmen Mr. Brad Sherman and Mr. Adam Schiff, both members of Congressional Caucus on Sindh sent their statements in which they addressed their concerns about the human rights abuses occurring in Sindh Province.
Washington: On October 18, 2017 Wednesday at National press club Washington DC, BNM North America Secretary General Nabi Bakhsh Baloch briefing the press about the ongoing Human rights violation in Balochistan and Sindh.
He Says BNM Demands Urgent Release of Punhal Sario from Unlawful Detention in Pakistan. Stop Enforced Disappearances of Baloch, Sindhi Activists by Pakistani Security Forces
Punhal Sario, Convenor, Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, was abducted on August 3, 2017 from Hyderabad, Sindh by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) personnel and disappeared without a trace. His fate and whereabouts remain unknown. He is at grave risk of torture, ill-treatment, and even death.
SINDH: Convener of Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh and human rights activist, Punhal Sario returns home, he was abducted on 4 August 2017.
Marvi Sario confirmed to BBC that her father have returned home.
It should be noted that on August 4, 2017 the Deputy Convener of Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, Sorath Hidayat Lohar told BBC that Punhal Sario with his friends went to “Khanabadosh Writers Cafe” which is a center of literary and academic activists. On his return from there he was picked up between 7 and 8 Pm.
The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. ARRINGTON). Under the Speaker’s announced policy of January 3, 2017, the Chair recognizes the gentleman from California (Mr. SHERMAN) for 30 minutes.
Mr. SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, I am the Ranking Member on the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee and the founder and chair of the Sindh Caucus. In those two roles, I have focused on human rights and the rule of law in Pakistan, and particularly in Sindh.
Washington, D.C: The Sindhi Foundation will be holding a press conference addressing enforced disappearances in Sindh province of Pakistan, with emphasis on the recent disappearance of notable human rights activist and convener of Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, Punhal Sario. Sario was last seen on the 3rd of August when he was forcibly taken by Pakistani agencies. According to Article 2 of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, each state is has an obligation to create and maintain conditions necessary to defend human rights within their jurisdiction.
Toronto/London: Chairperson of largest student organisation of Balochistan BSO-Azad, Karima Baloch has presented a memorandum to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to play his role in stopping Baloch massacre at the hands of Pakistani Army.
Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A) central spokesperson issued a press release to the media, and said that BSO-Azad Chairperson Karima Baloch presented a memorandum to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the continuation of the military operations, killing and abduction of the common people by the state forces in Balochistan.