Compared to the previous months, a surge was witnessed in cases of enforced disappearance in January as 90 people were abducted from different areas of Balochistan and 38 killed, 18 of whom unidentified.
During the month, 57 people were abducted by personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) and the rest were picked-up by the intelligence agencies, the Counter-Terrorism Department and local death squads. Five disappeared persons were released during the month.
On Jan 01, FC personnel abducted and disappeared 70-year-old Ibrahim Ghulam Muhammad from Awaran, Bilal Inayatullah, a student, from Kanteen Khorasi area of district Washuk and Ahmed Malazai son of Muhammad Ashraf from Kharan. Malazai is the third disappeared person in his family, which has seen Asif Sohail abducted 8 years ago and Ghayas Baloch abducted last year.
On Jan 02, the forces abducted and disappeared Qazi Inayatullah from Quetta, while Abdul Rehman son of Murad was abducted by the gunmen of a state-backed death squad from Parom, district Panjgur.
On Jan 04, the FC disappeared Sabir Hussain and Khuda Bakhsh Piri from Mashkay, district Awaran.
On Jan 05, gunmen abducted and disappeared Dr. Ghulam Hussain, a resident of Barkhan, from Kashmore, Larkana, Sindh, where he was running a private clinic. He was a member of the Barkhan Welfare Society.
On Jan 06, the FC raided a house in Bonistan Dazi area of district Panjgur and abducted Mahmud Rehmat Baloch.
On the same day, the forces raided a hospital in Naseerabad, and abducted two patients, Qalandar Lolha Bugti and Marshala Aziz Bugti. The whereabouts of both remain unknown till the time of this report.
On Jan 07, Obaid Wazir and Didak Ataullah, both students, and Jahanzeb Musa, a tailor, were abducted and disappeared by the FC from Washuk town of district Washuk.
On Jan 08, the Airport Security Force whisked away Allah Dad son of Allah Bakhsh from Karachi International Airport. He was from Sarankan area of Tump, but residing in Dubai.
On Jan 09, the FC raided a house in Koh Pusht area of Mand, district Kech, and abducted and disappeared Usman Liaqat.
On the same day, the FC abducted and disappeared Mia Sabzal and his son, Ilyas, from Paglani Nadi area of Balgetar, Kech.
On Jan 11, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested and disappeared four persons from Sasol area of district Khuzdar, one of whom was identified as Zafar Baloch while the details of the other three are still not confirmed. Three others, Zakir Nasir, Najib Nur Bakhsh and Musaddiq Mullah Haider, were forcibly disappeared by the FC from Tilkan area of Tump, district Kech.
On Jan 12, the FC raided Gomazi village of Tump and whisked away Yousuf, Shakil, Haji Washdil, Nawaz Murad, Mohammad Shoaib and Mohammad Munir.
On Jan 13, the FC raided a house in the Kohad area of Tump, Kech, and abducted and disappeared two persons, Jahangir Abdul Majid and Noth Nasir Ali. On the same day, personnel of intelligence agencies abducted and disappeared Hamodi Naseer Ahmed from the Chitkan area of Panjgur.
On Jan 14, school teacher Master Mujib-ur-Rehman Sumalani son of Abdul Rehman was abducted and disappeared by the security forces while he was traveling between Shahrag and Khost. On the same day, another man, Hafeez Abdul Qadir, was abducted and disappeared by personnel of secret agencies from the Chitkan area of Panjgur.
On Jan 18, the FC whisked away shepherd Doda Abdul Majeed from Gili, Buleda, district Kech.
On Jan 20, the FC abducted and disappeared Samir Mohammad Bakhsh, a student of Punjab University Lahore, from the Apsar area of Turbat, Kech.
On Jan 21, the forces abducted and disappeared Adam and Imran from Muslim Town area of Lahore, Punjab. Both were residents of Hoshab, Balochistan, and students of F. Sc in Lahore.
On Jan 22, the FC abducted and disappeared Alamzaib Aurangzaib Mullahi, a student, during a raid in Kharan.
On Jan 23, the FC raided many areas of district Kech and abducted and disappeared seven people, Mehbub Sheran and Salim Wali Dad from Gomazi Tump, Sudir Ali Bakhsh, Nadim Salim, Dad Rehman Abdul Rehman and Karim Bakhsh from Awaran and Obaid Abdul Rehman, Dadshah Din Muhammad, Huden Abdul Rahman and Amir Bakhsh Abdul Rahman from the Zerdan area of Buleda.
On Jan 26, the FC raided Pittok village of Dasht, district Kech, and abducted and disappeared nine persons, Bakthiar Hasil, Hammal Murad, Chakar Murad, Zahid Umar, Amin Ahmed, Irshad Ahmed, Zarif , Naim Ali and Shafiq Ali.
On Jan 27, Abdul Hafeez son of Haji Muhammad Zaman Zehri, a resident of Zehri, Khuzdar, was abducted by the state authorities of United Arab Emirates from the international city of Dubai and handed over to Pakistan. His whereabouts and the charges are unknown to the family so far. On the same day, state-backed militant groups abducted three persons, Hammal Shugrullah, Shokat Ahmed and Anwar Muhammad from the Bahot Chat area of Dasht, district Kech, while Habib Muhammad was whisked away from Zaren Jangal, Noshki.
On Jan 28, the FC raided Gomazi village of Tump, Kech, and forcibly disappeared five persons, Ejaz Murad Muhammad, Shahdad Elahi Bakhsh Munshi, Nadim Siddique Malang, Sharif Jasim and Azim Gul Muhammad.
On Jan 29, the FC abducted and disappeared Mujahid from Gramkan, Panjgur.
On Jan 30, the security forces abducted and disappeared two brothers, Samiullah and Sawad Khan from Zehri, Khuzdar. Zakir Taj Muhammad, a resident of the Kahan area of Zehri, was abducted from Quetta.
On Jan 31, the FC abducted and disappeared 80-year-old Murad, Kamal, Habib, Fida Nizar, Fida Ibrahim, Awaiz Rasool Bakhsh, Hanif Farak, Niaz Umaith, Abid Bashir and Bilal Bashir from Drachko are of Dasht, district Kech. On the same day, the CTD abducted and disappeared Usman Gul Muhammad from Mushkaf area of Bolan.
A total of thirty-eight cases of killing were reported in different parts of Balochistan.
During the month, fourteen people were killed by the FC, CTD and the levies forces, while three people were killed by Baloch separatist groups.
Moreover, eight unidentified dead bodies were found in different areas of Balochistan and three people lost their lives in two separate blasts in Dera Bugti and Harnai.
The rest were killed by unknown gunmen.