Yet another distressing incident of enforced disappearance occurred in Gwadar, Pak-occupied Balochistan where a young student named Mohsin Baloch, has been forcibly disappeared from Gwadar by the Pak Army on 2 February 2024.
The victim Mohsin Baloch, is an internally displaced person (IDP) who had to flee his hometown, Dasht Kombel, after continuous military operations that led to disappearances, killings, and the burning of his other family members’ houses.
This is another despicable act in less than a week of abduction of a Baloch student named Mehboob Baloch, who was a fifth-semester student at Lasbela University of Agriculture, was en route to his hometown Turbat, Kech for a vacation when he was abducted by the Pak Army from a passenger bus in the Gwadar district of Pak-occupied. This incident ignited the Baloch students to protest and block the Makkoran Coastal Highway road.
Additionally, ten cases of forced disappearances from Dera Bugti were reported in the last week of January itself. The victims are identified as Master Ghaus Bakhsh, GTA District President, Jamhoori Watan Party activist, Rahim Dad, Swali Bugti, Atifullah and three unidentified youths from Shahzain Pump area of Sui are reported missing
Reportedly in Paank annual report of 2023, a total of 576 cases of enforced disappearance were recorded in 2023 alone. The Pak Army has caused a heinous violation of the human rights of the Baloch community since their forceful control of Balochistan on March 27, 1948. Since then, the Baloch people have faced frequent home invasions, torture, enforced disappearances, kidnappings for ransom and target killings.