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(New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Several of those “disappeared” were among the dozens of people extrajudicially executed in recent months in the resource-rich and violence-wracked province.
by Ahmar Mustikhan
An international panel is being launched in Sweden to help rescue Baloch victims of enforced disappearances whose lives are in peril in the custody of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence and its sister Inter-Services Intelligence in southwestern Balochistan
The panel is being formed on an urgent basis in the backdrop of the alleged killing of half dozen Baloch victims of enforced disappearances within the last two weeks.
A young girl protests for missing relatives in Quetta. Photo: PPI
The bullet-riddled bodies of two men who had been missing since May 2009 were found on Qambrani Road here on Monday morning.
According to officials, residents of Qambrani Road spotted the two bodies lying in a field and informed local police. Police said the victims’ hands and feet were bound.