Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan, Club suisse de la presse
The 30th of August is marked internationally as Enforced Disappearance day but in Balochistan, the blatant violation of human rights, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of Baloch are continuing at the hands of the state agencies.
Balochistan’s Ex-home minister (Sarfraz Bugti) admitted that more than 13500 people have been arrested in Balochistan during a period of the first half year; through National Action Plan.
But state officials are unable to provide details or whereabouts of the “arrested” people, even the relatives of the victims are unaware of the fate of their forcibly disappeared beloved.The arrested people are often killed in staged encounters and are falsely declared to be terrorists.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says the situation in the province is close to civil war.
Randi Hagen Spydevold Norwegian senior Lawyer and legal representative of Ehsan Arjemandi
Mama Qadeer Baloch Vice President of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP)
Prof. Naela Qadri Baloch Head of the World Baloch Womens Forum
Baseer Naveed Human Rights activists, writer, and journalist
Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri The Chairman of the United Kashmir Peoples National Party (UKPNP)
Nasir Bolaidi Baloch politicion and also the head of Balochistan Peoples Party
Fazal Rehaman Afridi Head of the Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement (France)
Munir Mengal President of the Baloch Voice Association (NGO)