Balochistan: BHRO demands safe recovery of missing persons, 70 abduction cases reported in April.

Baloch Human Rights Organization has expressed its grave alarm over the abductions of people by forces during military operations in Balochistan and said that the situation in Balochistan is appalling and use of force is making it more daunting.  It has said that forces are prioritizing the use of force and using it on civilians. Common people are becoming the victims in these operations. Despite of presence of civil administration, deployment of forces has developing hopelessness and disappointment among people towards justice. The chain of abduction of people is continued for last one decade; people are getting abducted in dozens on daily basis and are being shifted to unknown secret places, their whereabouts were kept secret and no one is allowed to see and communicate with them. From last few years incidents of abductions of women are taking place. There are also reports of abduction of two women along with their children during an operation, today in Kahan.

The Representative added that the government is treating the people of Balochistan as second class citizens. Incidents of abductions in other part of the country are covered by media and civil society and civil administration takes steps, which is appreciable but contrary to this, in Balochistan, First Information Report (FIR) is also denied to be filed against abductions of people. He further declares abductions of people from Turbat, Awaran, Dasht and Koh-e- Suleiman an illegal act and said that in the first half of this month, BHRO has received 70 cases of abductions. He said that if the series of such incidents remain continue than the situation will be more violent and it will not only cost human lives but people will also face serious issues i.e. abductions and mass migrations.

Baloch Human Rights Organization condemned recovery of mutilated body of Washdil s/o Faqir from Besima and
said that death of people in the custody of forces is a brutal and inhumane act. Due to recovery of mutilated bodies, families of thousands of missing persons are concerned about the lives of their missing loved ones. The representative urges to government institutions to take measures for the safe recovery of missing persons and play its role to stop the chain of abductions of people.

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.