In a distressing turn of events, Pak-occupied Balochistan is grappling with ten cases of forced disappearances from Dera Bugti, while protests against the abduction of a youth in Kech district intensify for the second day.
Pakistan Army, in collaboration with its agencies, conducted sweeping house-to-house searches in Sui town, leading to the forced disappearance of ten people during separate raids. Among those missing is Master Ghaus Bakhsh, GTA District President and Jamhoori Watan Party activist, seized during a raid in Zafar Colony.
Rahim Dad and Swali Bugti, sitting at Musa Hotel in Tehsil Bazar of Sui, were also forcibly disappeared by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Army officials. Atifullah, taken from his home in Jokra Morh area, and three unidentified youths from Shahzain Pump area of Sui are reported missing.
Additionally, Faisal and Shah Hussain faced CTD detention in the Labor Quarter of Sui Field Fence but were later released.
Sit-in against enforced disappearances
Meanwhile, the family of Bahadur Chakar from Tejaban area in Kech district persists in a sit-in protest against the forced disappearance of their relative by the Pakistan Army. A raid on Bahadur Chakar’s residence prompted the family and locals to block the M-8 CPEC highway, underscoring their anguish and demand for justice.
In the last 24 hours alone, seven more Baloch students have been detained from two districts and shifted to unknown locations, by Pakistan “establishment”, adding to the anguish of affected families. The plight of the affected families continues, emphasizing the urgent need for attention and intervention.
The distressing reality of forced disappearances in Pak-occupied Balochistan, spanning decades, continues to unfold. Since March 27, 1948, Balochistan has been forcibly occupied and subjected to a systematic assault on humanity by the oppressive Pak Army. Since then, the Baloch people have faced frequent home invasions, torture, enforced disappearances, kidnappings for ransom and target killings.