The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has observed misdeeds by the state of Pakistan in form of enforced disappearances, displacement of population and extra judicial killings in Balochistan, which are documented in detail and salient features are inscribed hereby for conveying information to international bodies with anticipation of provision of justice for wrenched masses in Balochistan.
Thousands of Baloch people have been abducted and many of them have been killed extra judicially in custody of Pakistani state security forces whose mutilated dead bodies have been found dumped in different areas across Balochistan. Rather, the abolition of despicable acts the state apparatuses constituted inhumane laws in the pretense of state sovereignty, such as the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO).
QUETTA: The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has said on Friday that approximately 463 people were forcefully disappeared while 157 mutilated bodies were found from Balochistan in 2015.
Nasrullah Baloch, Chairman of VBMP, made these revelation in Press Conference at Quetta Press Club. Voice for Baloch Missing Persons is a human rights organisation representing the families of abducted Baloch persons all over Balochistan.
“If they have made any arrests, they should be brought to the public’s notice,” he told RFE/RL’s Gandhara website. “They [the death squads] still exist; maybe they have been weakened, but they still exist.”
By Abdul Hai Kakar & Abubakar Siddique
The most senior elected official in a restive Pakistani province suffering from a simmering separatist insurgency has claimed that government-sponsored militias, locally called ‘death squads’ for their kidnapping and killing of nationalist activists, are no longer active.
But rights campaigners in Balochistan say gangs mostly made up of criminals or strongmen still engage in kidnappings and extrajudicial killings with impunity. Most victims of such violence are Baluch separatists, some of whom are part of decade-old insurgency in the region.
Zahid Kurd has been subjected to brutal torture on the spot being taken away: VBMP
BALOCHISTAN: The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons leaders including Chairman Nasrullah Baloch, Vice Chairman Abdul Qadeer Baloch and General Secretary Farzana Majeed Baloch have urged Amnesty International, European Union, UN and other international Human Rights bodies to take to notice of enforced disappearances in Balochistan.
The VBMP leader said that Pakistani forces illegally abducted 19200 Baloch activists and more than 2000 among them have been killed and dump. “We have given proof and the documents about enforced-disappearances in Balochistan to UN representatives in Islamabad,” they said.
ISLAMABAD: An activist of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has approached the Supreme Court on Tuesday 8 April 2014 regarding the recovery of her missing brother.
Farzana Majeed through her counsel Rifaqat Hussain Shah challenged the Balochistan High Court’s October 22, 2013 order, wherein her brother Zakir Majeed has been declared absconder after he was released on bail on November 17, 2008.
PAKISTAN: The life of Nasrullah Baloch is in danger; persons in plain clothes threaten to eliminate him if he pursues the cases of missing persons
ISSUES: Human rights defender, threat to life, disappearances, torture, right to protest
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-046-2014
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding threats to the life of Nasrullah Baloch, the Chairperson of the Voice of Baloch Missing persons (VBMP) and a prominent human rights defender, for pleading the cases of missing persons in the higher courts and before the international community. His two younger brothers were abducted, tortured and released after being told by officials of the intelligence agencies that if their brother did not stop campaigning against disappearances he would be eliminated. The Supreme Court, on more than one occasion, also ordered the police of Quetta to file First Information Reports on the threats but the police, under the influence of military intelligence, failed to comply.
BALOCHISTAN: Voice of Baloch Missing Persons Chairman Nasarullah Baloch has warned that if the lingering issue of missing persons is not resolved till the long march arrives in Islamabad, the next destination of the long march will be Geneva.
Addressing a press conference at Balochistan House on Friday, he informed that around 100 bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Khuzdar and from among them, three persons have been identified as the missing persons.