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.
Pakistan Military Invaded Independent Balochistan in 1948
Toronto, March 25: Baloch National Movement – North America’s call to observe March 27 as black day was attended by Pakhtuns, Sindhis, Kurds and enlightened elements of the Canadian society at a Toronto meeting. Sovereign Balochistan was invaded and occupied by the Pakistani military in 1948. The public gathering was attended by people from all walks of life sharing democratic values and respect for freedoms and rights.
Mr. Tarek Fatah, guest of honour at the event spoke on the importance of understanding the history and the evil nature of the state of Pakistan. In his speech, Mr. Fatah described the events at Dacca University on March 25, 1971 when Pakistan Army soldiers massacred more than 200 students and teachers at the university dorms and hung their bodies from the poles and trees.
Three years after his abduction, Zahid Baloch is still missing.
Dear members of the press,
Thank you for joining us today in this briefing on Balochistan and human rights. My name is Karima Mehrab and I am the Chairperson of Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A). Formed in 1967, the BSO has campaigned for education, development of Balochi as mother language and medium of instruction, and the political rights of the Baloch people in the Pakistan-occupied Balochistan.
BALOCHISTAN, 1 Nov 2016: A statement released by the Baloch National Movement (BNM) said Balochistan is facing barbarism because of its strategic location in the region. To perpetuate its occupation on the resources of Balochistan, Pakistan is using different tactics and excessive violence.
Pakistan, China and other powers are engaged in an attempt to grab a share of Balochistan’s resources. But the Baloch people have rejected all these elements and powers. Pakistan has put aside all international and humanitarian laws and has initiated a new series of atrocities in Balochistan which continue unabated.
Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan is the site of an intense struggle for self-determination against the federal government.
Despite the province being rich in natural resources, the Baloch majority ethnic group remains economically marginalised and receives little benefit from development in region.
In its efforts to counter the Baloch struggle, the Pakistani state has resorted over the years to violent repression and indiscriminate warfare.
شرکاء نے مسنگ پرسنز کی بازیابی کے لیے پلے کارڈ اور بینرز اٹھا رکھے تھے
انسانی حقوق ، سماجی ورکر ،صحافی اور پبلشر واحد بلوچ کی بازیابی کے لیے ریگل چوک سے کراچی پریس کلب تک ایک ریلی نکالی گئی جس میں واحد بلوچ کے دوستوں، انسانی حقوق کمیشن کراچی کے اراکین ، سول سوسائٹی ، لیفٹ ، قوم پرست اور بلوچی ادب سے تعلق رکھنے والے لکھاریوںنے شرکت کی۔ شرکاءنے واحد بلوچ کی بازیابی کے لیے بینزر اور پلے کارڈ اٹھا رکھے تھے جن پر واحد بلوچ کی تصاویر نمایاں تھیں۔اس ریلی کا اہتمام انسانی حقوق کمیشن آف پاکستان کراچی اور واحد بلوچ کے دوستوں اور خاندان نے کیا تھا۔ ریگل سے نکالی جانی اس ریلی نے صدر کے مختلف علاقوں سے ہوتے ہوئے کراچی پریس کلب تک واشگاف نعرے لگائے جن میں گمشدہ واحدبلوچ و دیگر گمشدگان کی بازیابی کے نعرے سرِ فہرست تھے۔ احتجاجی جلوس میں واحد بلو چ کے اہلِ خانہ بھی تھے اور انکی صاحبزادیاں بھی شامل تھیں۔
New York, Sept 17: In a statement issued by the Baloch National Movement (BNM) of North America, it was announced that a joint protest of Baloch and Sindhi activists will be held outside the United Nations to protest the Pakistani atrocities and the ongoing military operations in Sindh and Balochistan.
Since 2003, more than 20,000 Baloch political activists have gone missing, illegally abducted by the Pakistani state security forces and their death squads. The victims of enforced disappearances are being tortured and executed in custody in thousands and their lifeless, mutilated, bullet-riddled bodies are then dumped in the fields. The Pakistan army soldiers and helicopter gunships attack civilian settlements and villages on regular basis across Balochistan and entire populations are forced to migrate leaving behind a trail of burned down houses and bodies of executed youth.
Lahore, August 6: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the suspected enforced disappearance of social activist Abdul Wahid Baloch who he was travelling from Mirpurkhas to Karachi on July 26.
A statement issued by the Commission on Saturday said: “HRCP is alarmed over the reported enforced disappearance of social activist Abdul Wahid Baloch. His whereabouts have not been known since July 26 when he was offloaded from a passenger van, headed to Karachi from Digri town in Mirpurkhas district.
Lahore, April 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is distressed at reports emerging from Johan, Kalat, and Isplingi, Mastung, indicating a high number of civilian casualties during an alleged army operation in these areas.
While it is not possible to independently verify the reports as access is not available, citizens speak of 27 dead bodies being brought to Quetta Civil Hospital where no identification was reported to have been allowed.