Balochistan: 23 Baloch abducted by security forces in first 10 days of August

Abud Mohammad Hassan

August started with a huge Military Operation in Kolwah, a region in Balochishan, where Gunship Helicopters and Ground Forces burnt 13 villages and abducted eight persons including a 12 years old student and a 70 years old Farmer, while FC, a Paramilitary Force in charge of law & order in Balochishan claims in a statement that it has arrested eight “suspected terrorists” during Kolwah Military operation. However, neither any one of the eight “arrested ones” has yet been produced in any court of law nor the details are made public.

Abud Mohammad Hassan

On the night of 10th August 2016, Pakistan security forces raided a house in Faqir Colony Gwadar, Balochistan and abducted Abud S/o Muhammad Hassan who is a resident of Jan Muhammad Bazar Dasth, District Kech. His whereabouts remain unknown till now.

10 people were abducted on 1st of August 2016, who are Nematullah s/o Mahmood Khan (a 28 years old Medical Dispenser), Gazeer s/o Arzi (aged 48), Alim s/o Azim, Hasil s/o Gwahram, Akhtar s/o Sadiq (a 12 years old Student), Sameer s/o Naseer (a 30 years old Truck Driver), Maro s/o Naguman, Allah Bakhsh s/o Murad Mohammad (a 70 years old farmer) of Kolwah, Rashid s/o Ibrahem Jalis, resident of Tump, District Kech and Zabad s/o Baiyan of Awaran, District Awaran.

On 3rd August 2016, Muhammad Bakhsh s/o Faiz Muhammad, resident of Siyah Gazzi, District Awaran was abducted.

Three Baloch were abducted on August 04, 2016 (Gul Jan s/o Hussain, Pasund s/o Hussain, Asad s/o Ghulam from Gumazi, Tump, District Kech).

On 7th August 2016, another two Baloch, Tariq s/o Peerak of Ball Nigwar Dasht, District Kech and Mumtaz Arman of Kharan were abducted and went missing.

On 8th of August 2016, six Baloch were abducted from different parts of Balochistan. abductees are reported as, Naeem s/o Jummal, Salim s/o Nek Mohammad of Bazdad village of Hairabad District Awaran, Mohammad Yaqoob s/o Mohammad Ismail, Waris s/o Nabi Dad, Ata Muhammad s/o Jaro, and Shakir s/o Arz Mohammad of Parom, District Panjgur.

Numbers of the victims of Enforced Disappearances in Balochistan is increasing day by day. Daily Average of the abductions only in first 10 days of August in 2.3 per day.

Human Rights Council of Balochistan (Hakkpaan) is a non-profit and non-partisan human rights group bases in Balochistan, Sweden, UK and France. It collects reports from Balochistan, a region Pakistan government does not allow any media and HR group to visit and report. Human rights violations in Balochistan is not a new phenomenon, but it got its worst levels after the Military coup de tat of Pakistan in 1999. Thousands of Baloch have been reported missing, hundreds killed in fake encounters and so-called kill and dump policy of the military. HRCB collects the data from Balochistan itself, through its network of volunteers and supporters, organizes and reports them to the human rights mechanisms of the world.