"The authorities couldn't care less," complained families of the eleven fishermen from Gwadar, who were kidnapped eight months ago by Somali pirates when their boat drifted into open sea.
Pakistani military chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani denies that the army has been involved in "kill-and-dump" operations in Baluchistan.
Given the loss of Interfaith International’s Ecosoc status, said the representative in reference to the suspension of the Geneva-based NGO at Pakistan’s request, “we have to be extremely careful not to jeopardise this.”
The relatives of Baloch missing persons have been threatened to end their hunger strike camp set up outside the Quetta Press Club, confirmed Qadir Baloch, father of missing Baloch Republican Party (BRP) leader Jaleel Raiki.
UNPO Programme Coordinator Ms. Linda Thomas expressed UNPO’s deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Balochistan before highlighting a few key points from the two reports. Of particular note according to Ms. Thomas is HRCP’s discovery of strong evidence indicating the complicity of Pakistan’s security forces in the enforced disappearances and killings that HRW calls a “disturbingly regular feature” of the conflict in Balochistan.
When the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan was introduced, the prime minister announced that all missing persons would return home. "And so they did, soon they started coming home, only dead," said Mengal.
This document is based on feedback solicited following the publication of the Balochistan Freedom Charter of June 15, 2011. Like the Balochistan Freedom Charter, this document is presented for discussion, elaboration and amendment.
Wikileaks cables related to the kidnapping of UNHCR Office Director John Solecki in Balochistan reveal, to borrow a phrase from Milan Kundera, a "cemetery of missed opportunities" for both Pakistan and the United States.
ICRC can visit prisons in NWFP and in Sindh and can see prisoners privately, including security detainees. Prisons in Balochistan are blocked, however, and access in Punjab prisons is restricted. xxx estimated, based on open sources, that the number of security detainees held in Pakistan was in the thousands. (July 29, 2009)
Pakistani authorities have detained hundreds of Baloch activists just a day before the fifth martyrdom anniversary of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti. The Pakistani security forces carried out raids and search operations in Dera Bugti, Degaari, Mand and several other areas.