Balochistan: The state’s violent policy has turned Balochistan into a War Zone. 116 people forcefully disappeared, 28 killed in November. BHRO

Baloch Human Rights Organization’s Chairperson, Bibigul Baloch, during a press conference in Karachi Press Club issued the monthly report of human rights violations and incidents of enforced disappearances, extrajudicially executions and military operations in Balochistan. The report stated that the situation of human rights in Balochistan is worsening. The security forces, violating national and international human rights law, has increased the abduction and extrajudicial executions of innocent civilians in Balochistan. The indiscriminate operations of security forces have made lives of people of Balochistan insecure.


Baloch Human Rights Organization’s Chairperson, Bibi Gul Baloch addressing the media. Photo:BHRO


The Chairperson further explains the incident of human rights violations, took place in the month of November and said that 116 people from different walk of lives were abducted by security forces in the month of November while security forces, in a raid, abducted Baloch Student Organisation Azad’s General Secretary, Sanaullah Baloch, two central committee member, Hassam and Naseer Ahmed and a member of Baloch National Movement Rafeeq Baloch from Karachi. Apart from this, Sageer Ahmed, a student of political science was allegedly abducted by intelligence agencies from the campus of Karachi University. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Other than these, 28 people were killed in which 5 people were not identified. 25 people were also released in this month. Majority of them were abducted in the same month of November. Other than these, security forces carried out military operations in District Kech, Awaran, Panjgur and Dera Bugti and caused heavy losses to the civil population.

Bibi Gul Baloch further said that there is still no news of Information Secretary of BHRO, Nawaz Atta Baloch, Aftab Baloch, Ulfat Baloch and 6 other students who were abducted by security forces and intelligence agencies from Karachi last month. The forces are not providing any information about their whereabouts nor they have presented any of them in any court. Nawaz Atta is a human right defender and enforced disappearances of a human rights defender in this way is a question mark on the credibility of Pakistan’s government and judiciary.

She said that due to the increase in the violent operations of forces in Balochistan, people are compelled to migrate and live in the other parts of Pakistan whereas, Balochistan’s government is helpless in front of forces and is failed to protect its people.  The report also criticised the judiciary for not fulfilling its responsibilities despite the increase in violent incidents throughout Balochistan. The Chairperson said that the judiciary and the state’s institutions should fulfil their responsibilities in order to change the policies of the state towards Balochistan because the violent state’s policy has turned Balochistan into a war zone.



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.