Monthly Archives: August 2016

HR activist’s house burnt by security forces as she exposed HR violations in Balochistan

Bibi Gul’s House is burnt for the fourth time after she held a press conference about Enforced Disappearance and Human Rights violations, on 30th August, 2016. Bibi Gul Baloch, Chairperson of Baloch Human Rights Organization (B.H.R.O), a Human Rights Group working in and outside Balochistan to highlight the HR situation in the region, held a press conference in Quetta Press Club …

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522 cases of Enforced Disappearances, 115 extrajudicial killings in 2016 in Balochistan

In Balochistan, the human rights situation is getting worse day by day. Mostly because no human rights organization and media is allowed by the Pakistan government to investigate the ground situation, military highhandedness is going on unnoticed. 522 persons have been reported to be victims of Enforced Disappearance in the hands of security forces in 2016 alone. This number excludes the …

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Fake ‘Encounters’ rising in Balochistan

On 13th of August 2016, Security forces handed over three dead bodies to Civil Hospital Quetta, Balochistan. Spokesman of Frontier Corps, a Pakistani Paramilitary force which controls the law and order situation in Balochistan, said in a news report that all three persons were killed in an exchange of fire between security forces and the ‘terrorists’. Two of the three …

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Educationist, student, teacher abducted; four killed by security forces

Pakistani security forces conducted a house-to-house search operation in Kolwahi Bazar of Apsar in Balochistan’s Kech district, the home town of ex-chief minister Dr Malik Baloch, on 12th of August 2016. Seven persons were picked up by the security forces in this operation, locals say. One of the abductees is 25 years old Akhtar Ashraf, who is a fresh graduate, …

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Balochistan: 23 Baloch abducted by security forces in first 10 days of August

August started with a huge Military Operation in Kolwah, a region in Balochishan, where Gunship Helicopters and Ground Forces burnt 13 villages and abducted eight persons including a 12 years old student and a 70 years old Farmer, while FC, a Paramilitary Force in charge of law & order in Balochishan claims in a statement that it has arrested eight “suspected …

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Updates: Military operation in Kolwah Balochistan on CPEC route

In the early morning on Monday, August 1, 2016, Gunship helicopters pounded “Balor” with heavy bombardments and shelling in a military operation by Pakistani army. “Balor” is a tiny village in “Kolwah” area. Half of “Kolwah” falls in “Kech” and another half in District “Awaran”. Operations were also carried out in other villages of “Kolwah” including “Sigikk” and “Kadd e …

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Third brother in family picked up by security forces in Balochistan

Zabad Baiyan, a 25 years old medical dispenser, father of two little ones is abducted from main bazaar of Awaran Balochistan in front of all the public on 1st of August 2016. Everybody saw the Army vehicles, which approached him straightly. The military men tied his hands on back, blindfolded and took him in their vehicle. Family is still kept unaware …

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Helicopters shelling, Military operation in Kolwah Balochistan

Kolwah, area of District Kech, Mekran Balochistan is under heavy Military operation since early Monday morning. ‘Balor, Sigik, Kadd e hotel’ and more than a dozen villages are under the siege. All the communication lines are blocked. More than 50 Army vehicles with six Gunship helicopters are taking part in the operation. Helicopters are continuously shelling the mountainous areas and …

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