Five youngsters including the two nephews of renowned Baloch human rights activist Mama Qadeer Baloch have been “forcibly disappeared” from Soorab in Balochistan. The Pakistani security forces cordoned off the main market of Soorab on Thursday morning, then they raided a shop and arrested five Baloch youth.
The arrested youth have been identified as Mohammad Asif (son of Shabeer Ahmed Reki), Alla-ud-Din (son of Shabeer Ahmed Reki), Mohammad Irfan (son of Mohammad Hakeem Reki) and Zulqarnain (son of Haji Fareed Reki). The identity of fifth individual has not been ascertained yet.
All five detainees have been taken to an undisclosed location and have not been heard of since their detention.
Mohammad Asif and Alla-ud-Din are nephews of Baloch human rights activist Mama Qadeer Baloch, who has been campaigning against enforced disappearances for more than a decade.
Mama Qadeer Baloch, is vice chairperson of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), and has attended UN sessions and various international conferences to raise awareness about the issue of missing persons. He also led a long march that travelled more than 2500 kilometre on foot from Quetta to Karachi and then to Islamabad.
Mama Qadeer Baloch’s son Jaleel Reki, a political activist, was also forcibly disappeared from Quetta in 2009. His bullet riddled dead body was found three years later from Mand, Balochistan.