Siddique Eido and Yousaf Nazar
28 April 2011
Thousands of defenders of Baloch nation have perished in Pakistan’s dirty war in Balochistan. Thousands killed and their body dumped, thousands more still suffer in torture cells of Pakistan. Villages bombed and burned their inhabitant forced into becoming internal displaced person (IDP), cities turned into fortress with many check posts surrounding them all this to isolate the Baloch freedom fighters in the mountains.
Activists living in cities of Balochistan are most vulnerable, after the Murgaap incident, in April of 2009, when Pakistani intelligence agency picked up three prominent Baloch leaders Ghulam Mohammed Baloch, Lala Muneer and Sher Mohammed Baloch from their lawyers chamber in Turbat and within days killed them in custody and dumped their bodies in Murgaap it became clear that Baloch activists are not even save within the boundaries of a Pakistani court.
Salma Bibi, a mother of four, sits in her cramped house on Qambrani Road in Sariab area of Quetta. Her family shares the premises, which has no sanitation facilities or drinking water, with three of her brothers-in-law and their children. Her husband is an auto mechanic who was recently diagnosed with cancer but, she says, they have no money to take him for his treatment. This, however, is not what keeps her up at night.
On October 30, 2017, Salma’s 16-year-old son Bebarg and 17-year-old nephew Shameer were on their way to Government Degree College, Quetta, when armed men in plain clothes arrived in three vehicles and whisked them away. Both teenagers were first-year students.
Lahore, November 4: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has referred the case of suspected enforced disappearance victim, Abdul Wahid Baloch, to the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR).
The Senate committee had requested the HRCP team to brief it on a fact-finding conducted in the case by HRCP’s Sindh chapter.
HYDERABAD: A rally was taken out here on Wednesday to condemn ‘enforced disappearance’ of political, nationalist and other activists in Sindh and for the recovery of a social worker and writer, Wahid Baloch, who is missing after allegedly being picked up by security agencies personnel near Karachi on July 26.
The rally was organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) special task force. The participants, who included children of Mr Baloch and activists of several other civil society organisations, marched through the streets of the city after emerging from a locality housing the Radio Pakistan building and converged on the local press club, where they held a demonstration.
A little over 400 people marched in a procession from Regal Chowk to the Karachi Press Club to protest the disappearance of Baloch social activist Wahid Baloch on July 26, 2016.
They carried placards with pictures of the activist and shouted full-throated slogans such as “Wahid Baloch ko baazyab karo” and “Release Baloch and have pity on humanity”.
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KARACHI: The role of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the disappearance of publisher and author Abdul Wahid Baloch cannot be ruled out, vice chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)’s Sindh chapter, Asad Iqbal Butt, alleged on Monday.
This was the crux of a report prepared by a fact-finding mission formed by the HRCP on Aug 3 after Wahid Baloch was allegedly picked up by two men in plain clothes from a bus at the Super Highway toll plaza on July 26, he said.
“We’ll try one more time and request the authorities to make the arrest of Wahid Baloch legal.”
KARACHI: Letters sent to the higher authorities by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) inquiring about the disappearance of publisher and activist Abdul Wahid Baloch have returned to its Karachi office without being received.
This was said by Vice Chairperson of the HRCP’s Sindh chapter, Asad Iqbal Butt, during a press conference held by Mr Baloch’s family at the press club here on Wednesday.
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.
KARACHI: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has formed a three-member fact-finding mission to find out details about the alleged abduction of publisher and social worker Abdul Wahid Baloch, it emerged on Wednesday.
HRCP vice chairman (Sindh) Asad Iqbal Butt is the head of the mission, and two senior members, Abdul Hayee and Khizr Habib, will be working with him.