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سندھ :ایک سال میں 140 سے زائد افراد جبری طور پر لاپتہ ہوئیں : ثنا اللہ امان

سندھ سے تعلق رکھنے والے طلبا کا ایک گروپ جبری گمشدگیوں کے خلاف اسلام آباد میں اپنے احتجاجی دھرنے میں بھوک ہڑتال کیے بیٹھا رہا اور اس کا کہنا ہے کہ اگر اس کے مطالبات پر کان نہ دھرے گئے تو یہ احتجاج وسعت بھی اختیار کر سکتا ہے۔رواں سال کے اوائل میں قبائلی علاقوں اور خیبر پختونخوا سے تعلق رکھنے والے نوجوانوں نے بھی پشتونوں کی جبری گمشدگیوں اور ماورائے عدالت قتل کے خلاف آواز بلند کرنا شروع کی جو دیکھتے ہی دیکھتے ‘پشتون تحفظ تحریک’ کی شکل میں اب زور پکڑ چکی ہے۔

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Congressman Sherman Condemns Assault on Families of Disappeared Persons during Hunger-Strike in Sindh, Pakistan

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), released the following statement regarding the ongoing human rights situation in the Sindh province of Pakistan:

“I express my grave concerns about the human rights situation in the Sindh province of Pakistan, with special reference to enforced disappearances of persons at the hands of Pakistani security agencies. Many of the disappeared persons are from the Jeay Sindh Mahaz (JSM), Jeay Sindh Mutehada Mahaz (JSMM), and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM). The disappeared persons also include teachers, intellectuals, writers, and publishers. Six of my House colleagues joined me in sending a letter to the State Department on this issue in August 2017. I also raised this issue on the floor of the House in October 2017, and this problem of enforced disappearances was discussed in a February 2018 hearing of the Asia Subcommittee at the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Pakistani forces attack protest camp against enforced disappearances in Sindh

ANI  |  Karachi [Pakistan] | May 20, 2018: Pakistani forces have attacked the protest camp settled by the families of missing Sindhi political activists abducted by the and the (ISI).

The families of missing Sindhi political activists conducted a three-day hunger strike camp in front of Karachi press club Sunday morning.

The protest camp was joined by various political parties and human rights organizations including Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz -A, JSQM-B, AWP, Human Rights Commission of (HRCP), and others.

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PAKISTAN: Sagheer Ahmed Baloch, a disappeared person must be returned to his family without delay

International Human Rights Council
Urgent Action Case -001-2018
Date: 11 May 2018

Dear Friends,

The International Human Rights Council (IHRC-HK) has received information regarding the disappearance of a young student, Sagheer Ahmed Baloch, who was allegedly picked up by the intelligence agencies five months ago and remains disappeared to this day. Sagheer was picked up from Karachi University in broad daylight by plain clothed persons and no one was able to assist him.


Case details:

21-year-old Sagheer Ahmed Baloch was picked up by men in plainclothes from a canteen of the Karachi University on November 20, 2017. Sagheer was a second-year student of political science at the university. His family maintains that he had no political or militant affiliation and that he was a law-abiding citizen of the country with no previous history of crime.

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Balochistan: Female educationist forcibly evicted from her house

BALOCHISTAN: The Pakistani police have forcibly evicted a female educationist from her house on Sunday in the city of Quetta – the capital of Balochistan.

Sources reported that the police raided the house of Prof. Dr Shagufta Iqbal in her absence and tried to arrest her son. The police barged into her house without any search warrant and threatened her children before throwing her belongings outside.

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Shocking number of Baloch women under Pakistani military’s custody

As many as 40 women and children, belonging to the same family, are under custody of Pakistani military and its local death squads in Mashkay, a local media outlet has claimed.

Online news portal, Daily Sangar, which reports on Balochistan, has published a report detailing the names of the women and children under detention.

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‘She was brave’: Baloch student from Calgary wins award for tribute to Canadian civil rights leader

“Girls being told they’re only beautiful and successful if they have fair skin,” Baloch said, “It’s heartbreaking.”

By il Tucker

Fatima Mir Baloch has always been thankful that she was able to move to Canada from Pakistan when she was 12 years old.

Now, she’s enjoying the chance to pay tribute to a Canadian hero, a Nova Scotia woman who became a civil rights leader after being evicted from a movie theatre.

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