Skip to main content

Baloch Missing Persons

Baloch Missing Persons – Written By: Kamal Baloch
sangar publication
 - 27 Jan, 2020 at 8:13 am

Baloch Missing Persons – It is a long story which contains forceful disappearances from Balochistan. The victims are political and social activists, doctors, teachers, farmers, and even women and children. The question arises who is behind this heinous crime of the paradoxical disappearances from Balochistan. Its answer most often comes during the press conferences of the victimized families. Yes sure, responsible is the intelligence agencies and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which are under control of Pakistani army. So they violate United Nations Human Rights and Pakistan’s constitution which states that a person when arrested, should be produced in front of a court within 24 hours. It reveals the involvement of Pakistani machinery in this barbarism.

Thousands of Baloch are missing. The list of missing persons is increasing day by day. After approving the Army Act bill in Pakistani assemblies, Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) has began propaganda to own the credit of releasing some of missing persons. Along with them, newly formed Balochistan Awami Party BAP is also there to take its credit too. But no party from them dares to ask why those persons are kidnapped and kept in a dungeon for a long period.

The voice of missing persons came into limelight in 2009 when Mama Qadeer, the Vice Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) started a hunger strike in front of the Quetta Press Club. Later he did the same in front of Karachi and Islamabad Press Clubs. To highlight the issue, Mama Qadeer led an on foot long March from Quetta to Karachi and then Karachi to Islamabad. They made history by walking 2500 KM against disappearances in Balochistan. This issue is protested in the United Nations’ forums too.

In 2012, the fact-finding mission of UNO visited the capital city of Balochistan, Quetta where VBMP handed over the lists of the missing persons from Balochistan. After the 2018 elections, BNP supported Imran Khan’s PTI in the formation of the federal government and handed over them a list of missing persons and demanded their release after this support. But despite releasing the forceful disappearance is continued unabated.

Now as the people of Balochistan are looking forward to the agreement of BNP and PTI. However again the question arises that who will ask the mighty army? Who dares to talk about secret torture cells where Baloch are being kept for decades. In spite of being one of the burning issues, the media has kept silence on it – the media blackout. Political parties are equally contributing to the issue by keeping it in less consideration.

On the other hand, the army itself refuses of keeping the Baloch people and other nationalities in dungeons. The army portrays them to be in Afghanistan and other places. In Balochistan, for the freedom-seeking Baloch people the political activities are banned at all. So Baloch nationalist parties should keep it in their responsibility to highlight the issue abroad to get the missing persons’ case be heard. As it is being noticed that some of the people are getting released but on the other hand the abduction and forceful disappearance are continued.

Writer is Former Vice Chairman of Baloch Student Organisation (BSO)-Azad.


Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed. Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area” For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number” Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell yo

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میں Please help the deserving persons... Salary: Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows; Welder: Rs. 1,700 daily Heavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Mason: Rs. 1,500 daily Helper: Rs. 850 daily Electrician: Rs. 1,700 daily Surveyor: Rs. 2,500 daily Security Guard: Rs. 1,600 daily Bulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Concrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Roller operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Steel fixer: Rs. 2,200 daily Iron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 daily Account clerk: Rs. 2,200 daily Carpenter: Rs. 1,700 daily Light duty driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Labour: Rs. 900 daily Para Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 daily Pipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 daily Storekeeper: Rs. 1,700 daily Office boy: Rs. 1,200 daily Excavator operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Shovel operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Computer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Security Supervisor: Rs.

A ‘European Silk Road’

publication_icon Philipp Heimberger ,  Mario Holzner and Artem Kochnev wiiw Research Report No. 430, August 2018  43 pages including 10 Tables and 17 Figures FREE DOWNLOAD The German version can be found  here . In this study we argue for a ‘Big Push’ in infrastructure investments in greater Europe. We propose the building of a European Silk Road, which connects the industrial centres in the west with the populous, but less developed regions in the east of the continent and thereby is meant to generate more growth and employment in the short term as well as in the medium and long term. After its completion, the European Silk Road would extend overland around 11,000 kilometres on a northern route from Lisbon to Uralsk on the Russian-Kazakh border and on a southern route from Milan to Volgograd and Baku. Central parts are the route from Lyon to Moscow in the north and from Milan to Constanţa in the south. The southern route would link Central Europe with the Black Sea area and