Balochistan: In the month of October, 18 people killed and 149 people forcefully disappeared. BHRO

Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO) has issued its monthly report of human rights violations i.e. enforced disappearances, extrajudicial execution and damages caused during military operations across Balochistan, in media. BHRO said that the month of October continues to remain crucial as previous months as per human rights violations. In this month, 149 people were forcefully disappeared, abducted by security forces from their homes and from different places whereas, 46 people were also released, most of them were abducted in the same month of October while the whereabouts of rest of the abductees are unknown. Apart from these, 18 people were killed in military operations, bomb blasts, custodial killings and other unknown reasons in which 8 people were extrajudicially executed by forces during military operations whereas, a mutilated body of one of the abductee was also recovered, who was already in the custody of forces. 7 people were killed in enmity and other unknown reasons.

Baloch Human Right Organization’s spokesperson said that media is already under the pressure of state’s machinery in Balochistan. Parliamentarian political parties are silent on these issues while non-parliamentarian political parties are banned. He further added that BHRO, from last many years, is publishing reports of the human rights violations, taking place in Balochistan. During this period, we have faced many hurdles but BHRO has never turned its back towards its responsibilities. BHRO is a no-political organization and has no affiliation with any political party but despite this, our activists are getting abducted. On October 28, 2017, Nawaz Atta, Information Secretary of Baloch Human Rights Organization along with 8 other students were abducted by security forces from Karachi. After passing of one week, there is no news of any of the abductees. Eyewitnesses have seen ranger, a para military force, and civil dressed personnel abducting the students and Nawaz Atta. But the concerned institutions and Sindh government is silent on this issue. 8 years old Aftab and 13 years old Ulfat is among the minors, abducted on 28 October.

The spokesperson said that on October 30, Dr. Allah Nizar’s wife along with other women and children were abducted from Quetta. The government later admits their abduction and released them due to public pressure but this entire situation could get worse in future. It is necessary that the national and International institutions should exert pressure on powerful security institutions in order to end enforced disappearances, extrajudicial execution, recovery of mutilated bodies and military operations in Balochistan. If the concerned institutions didn’t take steps now then it cannot be denied that in future the families of political activists will become the victim of this inhuman and unethical policy.



Human Rights Council of Balochistan (Hakkpaan) is a non-profit and non-partisan human rights group based in Balochistan and Sweden. 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.