Balochistan, July 18: Pakistan continues violating human rights, illegal killing and suppressing voices of innocent residents of Balochistan heavily only to make China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project success under China’s pressure. Notably, in the first six months of 2017, 259 people were killed in Balochistan by Pakistani security forces while 1302 others were abducted.
Baloch Human Rights Organization (BRHO) has issued its semi-annual report of human rights violations in Balochistan of first six months of the year 2017 in which it revealed that 259 people were killed while 1302 others were forcefully disappeared in six months or abducted by Pakistani forces from different areas of Balochistan.
Giving the detail information about the apathy of Islamabad towards Balochistan, BRHO also revealed that Pakistani forces killed 118 people during military operations while 56 others were killed in enmity and unknown reasons. On the other side, in May, in a religious extremism attack, 26 people died including a journalist.
According to Baloch Human Rights Organization, 46 mutilated bodies of political activists were also recovered while the mass grave was also recovered from Dera Bugti in which 4 people were buried including a woman. Other than these, 13 beyond recognizable bodies were also recovered from different areas of Balochistan and were buried without collecting any samples.
BHRO in its report further noted that Pakistani security forces burnt down and bulldozed hundreds of houses in various areas of Balochistan. Whereas, many families were forcefully expelled by security forces from their houses. District Awaran and district Kech are the most affected areas where hundreds of inhabitants were compelled to migrate. Many villages of Kolwah, district Awaran were vacant forcefully.
“Majority of Dasht’s populace still can’t go back to their homes due to a worse situation. Due to military operations and in fear of abduction, people have left their livestock and financial means and are living as refugees in Hub, Lasbela, Iran and Afghanistan,” the report added.
According to reports 5000 people were extra judicially executed and their mutilated bodies were dumped last year. Due to a recovery of beyond recognizable bodies on daily basis, families of enforced disappeared people are going through mental trauma.
Interestingly, Pakistan’s media and human rights organization have completely ignored this important issue due to which international institutions didn’t succeed in making policy to rehabilitate migrated people of Balochistan.