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More than 168 children have disappeared from Balochistan, a war crime tribunal should be constituted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AHRC-STM-019-2010
February 2, 2010
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
PAKISTAN: More than 168 children have disappeared from Balochistan, a war crime tribunal should be constituted
Among the lists of disappeared persons from Balochistan province are the names of 168 children and 148 women. Two lists of disappeared persons were released separately, one by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), an NGO which works to document the cases of missing persons from the area and the other by the Provincial Interior Ministry of Balochistan. The missing people have allegedly been taken by Pakistani intelligence agencies for interrogation over their alleged link to Balochistan separatists and other militant groups in the country.

The Provincial Ministry issued a list of 992 persons on December 10, 2009 who were missing from different areas of Balochistan. Home ministry officials said the list was issued along with bio data provided by the government under the Aghaz…

ACROSS COVETED LANDS

ACROSS COVETED LANDSORA JOURNEY FROM FLUSHING (HOLLAND) TO CALCUTTA, OVERLANDBYA. HENRY SAVAGE LANDORWITH 175 ILLUSTRATIONS, DIAGRAMS, PLANS AND MAPSBY AUTHORIN TWO VOLUMESVOL. IILondonMACMILLAN AND CO., Limited1902The Khan of Kelat is the most powerful ruler, and with him we have several important treaties. From the time of Abdullah Khan, in the eighteenth century, Kelat had been a state independent of the Delhi Empire, and had incorporated several provinces. To understand fully the evolution of Beluchistan into its present condition I will give a hasty historical review of the most important occurrences.The political connection of the British Government with Kelat commenced during the time of the grandson of Nasir Khan, Mehrab Khan, a weak ruler who became Khan in 1819. He was disliked by the chiefs of the various tribes for being under the influence of a man of low extraction called Daud Mahommed, for whom Fateh Mahommed, the hereditary Minister, was sacrificed. Fateh's son, Na…

Violence against women in Punjab compared with Balochistan

Source of the data: AURAT FOUNDATION

Balochistan: Violence Against Women are very low compared to Punjab

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\02\02\story_2-2-2010_pg7_28

* Aurat Foundation, Violence Against Women criticise state institutions for not taking action

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: A total of 8,548 incidents of violence against women were reported in the four provinces and Islamabad, stated an annual report of the Aurat Foundation for the year 2009.

According to the report, 5,722 cases were reported in Punjab, 1,762 in Sindh, 655 in NWFP, 237 in Balochistan and 172 in Islamabad during the year. It said 1,384 women were murdered, 928 raped, 683 committed suicide and 604 murdered in the name of honour. Almost all these cases were reported in the press.

The Aurat Foundation and the Violence Against Women watch group expressed their outrage at the murder, rape, torture, kidnapping and killing of women and criticised state institutions for not taking effective measures to discourage violence
against women.

The two organisations urged the Women Development Ministry, the Women Parli…