Karachi University student returns after enforced disappearance by Pak forces

Karachi Student Released After Forced Disappearance
Bahadur Bashir (Photo - X)

Bahadur Bashir, a student from Karachi University and resident of Pasni, Pak-occupied-Balochistan, has been reunited with his family after his forced disappearance. Bashir was detained by Pakistan forces ten days ago while visiting his hometown for Eid celebrations.

The incident has reignited concerns about human rights in Pak-occupied-Balochistan, a region that has been under Pakistan control since 1948. Since that day, the Pakistan Army has maintained a forceful occupation of this resource-rich area, employing tactics such as enforced disappearances, marginalization, and extrajudicial killings to suppress the local Baloch community.

In response to Bashir’s disappearance, his relatives staged a week-long sit-in protest at Pasni Zero Point. Reports suggest that security forces dispersed the gathering forcefully. The district administration subsequently negotiated with the family, requesting a week to secure Bashir’s release.

Today, Bashir’s brother confirmed his return, marking the end of a tense period for the family. However, this case highlights the ongoing tensions in PoB and the broader issues of forced disappearances in the region.

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