With UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Pakistan, Baloch National Movement (BNM) today urged him to visit flood-hit Balochistan and check how Pakistani forces have continued their aggression against the Baloch people even during this devastation.
BNM Chairman Dr. Naseem Baloch also cautioned the world that Pakistan is in the habit of using international aid, received during natural disasters, for strengthening its military for use against the Baloch people.
“We appeal @antonioguterres to visit Balochistan too which is badly affected after the devastating floods. (At the) Same time Pakistani forces have continued their aggression there (in Balochistan),” Baluch tweeted as the UN chief held meetings with top Pakistani leaders, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in Islamabad.
In the second part of Baloch National Movement’s (BNM) one-day conference in Berlin, Germany, the increasing number of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and the role of the international community were discussed. In the second session, renowned writer and intellectual Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, historian Dr. Nasir Dashti and Baloch National Movement Chairman Dr. Naseem Baloch spoke.
Dr. Naseem Baloch, said that among the biggest problems faced by the Baloch in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan, enforced disappearances and the state policy of kill and dump.
Dr. Naseem Baloch is a France-based Baloch nationalist activist, affiliated with the Baloch National Movement (BNM). He was abducted twice by the Pakistan military during his activism in Balochistan. Years later, he wrote his painful memories of torture cells. Sajid Hussain has translated them from Balochi.
Nauman Avenue Apartments, Gulistan e Jauhar, Karachi. The door-bell rang at around 3am on March 25, 2005. I woke up, opened the door and saw around 20 people in police and paramilitary uniforms while some were wearing civilian clothes.
“What’s happening, sir,” I asked. In response, someone hit me with the butt of his AK-47 — once on my head and once on my neck, making me collapse on the ground. They handcuffed my hands on my back. I was blindfolded. Only my ears were suggesting that my other friends were also being beaten and handcuffed.
Video testimony of a torture survivor Dr Naseem Baloch from Balochistan (Pakistan). It was played on the International Day to Support Torture Victims held in Toronto, Canada by World Sindhi Congress and Baloch Human Rights Commission (BHRC-Canada) on June 28, 2014.
This is just a partial story concerning the souls being through extreme traumata in Pakistani dungeons.
WSC, BHRC Observe International Day to Support Victims of Torture
Toronto, June 28, 2014 – World Sindhi Congress (Canada) and Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) held a joint event to observe the United Nation’s 26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. A large number of Sindhi and Baloch community members and families attended the event in Toronto to express their support for the victims of torture and enforced disappearances in Sindh and Balochistan.
Speakers paid rich tribute to Khair Bakhsh Marri, legendary leader of Balochistan’s independence struggle and elaborated on his life and struggle that has greatly contributed and influenced the political movements in Balochistan. Audience observed a moment of silence to honour the passing away of Khair Bakhsh Marri and the uncompromising struggle he steadfastly led to free Balochistan from the military occupation by Pakistan in 1948.
Occupied Balochistan: The Baloch Doctors Forum on Friday said it was a positive step that doctors from interior Balochistan including Hub, Mastung and Dera Bugti joined Baloch Doctors’ Forum.
The BDF assured that it will meet the expectations of those friends who trusted their organisation and joined them.
The central spokesperson of BDF in his press release urged the government to arrest the abductors of Dr Abdul Aziz Baloch and the killer of Dr Lakhi Chand Baloch. Moreover he said, “The government has failed to arrest the killers of professor surgeon Dr Mazar Khan Baloch, Dr Naseem Baloch, Dr Baqir Shah, Dr Dawood, Aziz Baloch and Dr Hameed Bangulzai. Whereas Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch and Dr Akbar Marri are missing from past four years and the perpetrators involved in their abduction have not been arrested.”