After four days, an FIR was registered in Preedy police station against the abduction-like incident of journalist Lala Faheem Baloch.
An FIR was filed on the plaintiff of Faheem Baloch’s cousin Umm Habiba Advocate. On Monday morning, a large number of journalists, publishers, writers, political and human rights activists reached Preedy Police Station in Karachi to lodge the FIR.
Pakistan’s security services have ‘disappeared’ Baloch people for 20 years, yet we are portrayed as terrorists. We need justice
I started protesting after my father, Dr Deen Mohammed Baloch, was abducted from his hospital in Khuzdar, Balochistan, on 28 June 2009. I became an activist, raising my voice against the heinous crime of enforced disappearances: more than 5,000 people are missing in Balochistan.
In the 13 years since my father was taken, I have spent most of my time on roads, in front of journalists’ press clubs across Pakistan – with a photograph in my hand, asking a simple question: “Where is my father? What is his crime?”
Pakistani forces detained four persons from different localities of Kech district of Balochistan and shifted them to unknown places.
According to details, Pakistani security forces arrested three persons from Dasht and one from Absar area of Kech district Balochistan and took them away.
Three detain persons from Dasht-e-Sabdan have been identified as Azam son of Nabi Bakhsh, Nadir son of Rahim Bakhsh and Muslim son of Hameed, it has been reported by their family that they were enforced diapered two days before from their houses by Pakistani forces.
BALOCHISTAN: Woman and children protesting in Kardigap against the enforced disappearance of four Baloch youth by Pakistani forces blocked the R.C.D highway and the traffic on Quetta-Taftan road was disrupted.
According to details; Kardigap a tehsil of Mastung district erupted in protest after the arrest and then enforced disappearance of four football players from football ground by the Pakistani forces.
BALOCHISTAN: Security forces raided the Singabad village of Tijaban area in District Kech, Balochistan, Tuesday evening, kidnapping at least 30 men attending a wedding ceremony.
The village was kept under heavy military siege for hours. Forces conducted a house-to-house search operation, looted valuables and took all the men into custody at a wedding ceremony. The groom, Ramzan Baloch, was also picked up. They are all missing since then.
BALOCHISTAN: 14 years old Amjid Sarduk, a student of grade 9 was abducted from Turbat on 15th September 2016.
According to details, the security forces raided Post office colony in Turbat town at midnight between 15 and 16 of September, they searched the house of Sarduk they were looking for Amjid his son, who was not at home at the time. He lives with his widow sister at Apsar Turbat.
In Balochistan, the human rights situation is getting worse day by day. Mostly because no human rights organization and media is allowed by the Pakistan government to investigate the ground situation, military highhandedness is going on unnoticed.
522 persons have been reported to be victims of Enforced Disappearance in the hands of Pakistani security forces in 2016 alone. This number excludes the persons who were killed and dumped on road sides or killed in fake encounters.
Dr. Tayib Baloch provided medical aid not only to the downtrodden in the neighborhood but also to Baloch political activists who could not risk visiting a hospital for fear of being detained or disappeared by the Pakistani security forces.
BALOCHISTAN: Victim of enforced disappearance, Kabeer Baloch’s sister in a statement issued to the media said, “It will be seven long years on March 27, 2016 to the enforced disappearance of my brother; Kabeer Baloch, and his friends, Mushtaq Baloch and Attaullah Baloch without any information about their whereabouts or confirmation whether they were alive.” Such are the existing conditions of the tragically forgotten Baloch people disappeared by the Pakistani security forces in Balochistan.
At present, there are more than 24 thousand Baloch missing persons including women and children. The range of the ages of the enforced disappeared by the Pakistani forces varies from 80-year-old to 9-year-old grade five students. The openly confessed failure of the government authorities regarding the recovery of the enforced disappeared civilians in Balochistan has created a human tragedy much ignored by the United Nations and the human rights groups who are criminally silent on the issue.
Composed by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP)
1: This year in 2015 many parts of Balochistan operations were conducted, and in some areas it is still going on. Many deputations came from the operation hit areas to report abductions and enforced disappearances by paramilitary troops. Security forces have already thrown the mutilated bodies of numerous missing Baloch.
In district Noshki during an operation four mutilated bodies were found. According to the claim of security forces they were the insurgents killed in the combat among these bodies one was recognized as a previously abducted Baloch who was arrested with his brother six months earlier and his whereabouts remained unknown until the Noshki operation. In a change of policy the Pakistani security forces have started to dump the bodies of previously abducted Baloch during operation claiming that they were militants killed during battle. Whereas VBMP have them listed as missing from past several years.