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Balochistan: The Students were whisked away from Quetta.

16'May 2019*(Current Balochistan)*Current Balochistan's correspondent has reported that the Students were disappeared from the Capital of Balochistan, Quetta are the resident of Turbat.Both students were whisked away by the hands of forces from Barvory Road Quetta during a siege who are identified as Ashraf s/o Meeran and Ghulab s/o Roozi.The pupils are resident in the area of Turbat called as Balgathar, Tash, Who were here in Quetta in order to get education.To be aware that the policy of enforced disappearances is still continue, Against this Baloch Political Outfits and the human rights organizations have been demonstrating to save the victims of enforced disappearances, The organizations have claimed that forces is directly involved in this case of abduction.

Pakistan Army’s Confession of Enforced Disappearances

Written by: Rahim BalochThe issue of Enforced Disappearances in Balochistan has constantly been a burning issue for more than a decade. The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBPM), Human Rights Council of Balochistan (HRCB), Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO), Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Baloch nationalists have been reporting on enforced disappearances of the Baloch people from all walks of life by the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps (FC), intelligence agencies mainly ISI and MI.The issue of disappearances has been occasionally raised in public and parliamentary platforms by political parties of Pakistan including PPP, PML (N), MQM, BNP (M), and NP (when on opposition benches). Initially, the media and the courts too were vocal on the issue of Baloch missing persons. When Justice (R) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Apex Court entertained a petition in this regard filed by the Balochistan Bar Council. Chief Justi…

BELT and ROAD: What They're Saying

Pakistan media and people scared of speaking against CPEC, US lawmakers told

File photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )FOLLOW USPTIWashington D.C., DC, USAMay 15, 2019, 06.19 AM (IST)People and the media in Pakistan are "scared" of speaking against the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as those critical of it are being suppressed, treated as anti-national or branded as terrorists, a former official in the Obama administration has told US lawmakers.The $60 billion CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Pakistan's Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of the multi-million dollar Border and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2013.It aims to link Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Gulf region, Africa and Europe with a network of land and sea routes.Testifying before a Congressional committee, Shamila Chaudhary from the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, told the lawmakers last week that at the very local leve…