Periodical Reports

Balochistan: 16 killed, 45 abducted in April as military raids increased

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, Balochistan witnessed a surge in military raids with 16 killed and 45 abducted in April. As many as 73 people had been picked up by the Pakistani forces, including students, women, children, and infants, but 28 were later released. The whereabouts of the 45 remain unknown. A teenage boy Murad Jan was called in the military …

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Balochistan: Enforced disappearances continue amid Corona crisis

Balochistan was swept with a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases during March. The global pandemic was helped spread in Balochistan by the incompetent handling of travelers entering Balochistan from Iran. Thousands of travelers were kept in narrowly erected tents in hot, filthy conditions in Taftan under the watch of Levies and the army. The Balochistan Government termed the measure as …

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Balochistan: 40 persons disappeared, 12 killed in February

On feb 3, Pakistani forces whisked away Shodo son of Nanda bugti from Jarwa, Sui, district Dera Bugti On feb 6, forces took away five people during a raid in Tanki, Basima, district Washuk. The victims were identified as Khuda Raham Qadir Bakhsh, Ameen Mubarak, Rafeeq Muhammad noor, Ahmad Badal and Abdul Razzaq Allah Bakhsh. On feb 11, forces abducted …

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Balochistan 2019: Military whisked away 568 persons and killed another 241

Preface The year 2019 saw no improvement in the Human rights situation for the people in Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan. Enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, target killings and military operations continued unabated and with impunity. We have received partial details of 568 cases of enforced disappearances and 241 killings during the year 2019. Most of the forcibily disappeared persons were …

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Balochistan: 48 forcibly disappeared, 12 killed in January

At least 48 people were forcibly disappeared and 12 killed in Balochistan in January this year. They are the latest victims of a military operation launched in Balochistan in the early 2000s to curb a separatist Baloch insurgency. Thousands have gone missing and hundreds murdered since then. Human rights groups, Pakistan’s own judiciary and a number of parliamentarians have held …

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Balochistan in December: four students among 64 forcibly disappeared; 11 killed

December saw a surge in the number of people who were forcibly disappeared in Balochistan.  Some 64 persons, including two elderly men and four students, were taken away by security forces. Meanwhile, 10 people were killed in different incidents and a decomposed dead body was recovered from district Duki. On Nov 26, security forces abducted a student from the Hub …

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Balochistan: Four women among 31 forcibly disappeared in November 2019

Personnel of Frontier Corps abducted four women during three raids in different parts of Awaran on 29 November 2019.  They whisked away 52 years old Sakina Qadir Bakhsh from Harunay Dann, 47 years old Sayad Bibi Ahmad from Mashi, and 35 years old Hamida Mir Dilbod and 52 years old Nazal Mir Asadullah from Zilag village.  Sayad bibi Sakina qadir …

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Balochistan: 20 killed, 12 forcibly disappeared

At least 20 people were killed and 12 forcibly disappeared in different areas of Balochistan, as the military continues its crackdown against a separatist insurgency in the region. Four persons, who had been previously abducted by “unknown gunmen”, were found dead in October 2019. “Unknown gunmen” are masked men, who locals believe are sponsored by the military to target families …

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Balochistan: 19 killed, 32 disappeared in September

(A joint report by Human Rights Council of Balochistan and Baloch Human Rights Organization) Military backed death squad members picked up Usman Maqbool from Pidrak area of district Kech on 4 September, 2019. He is missing since then. Usman Maqbool. Photo: Ashoob News On September 24, death squad militants from a different group picked up a teenage girl, Nazia, from …

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Balochistan: 28 disappeared, 18 killed in August

Thirty-two people were forcibly disappeared by Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, in five districts of Balochistan in the month of August while 18 people were killed during the same period. The Pakistan military has turned its southwestern province into a war zone since early 2000’s to suppress a nationalist movement. The relatives and human rights groups accuse the military of …

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