Pak Army raids enforced disappearance protest camp in Pasni, injures several protestors

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Forced Disappearance Protest in Pasni Ends in Violent Clash with Army
Pasni Zero Point Protest (Photo - News Intervention)

Pak Army forces clashed with protesters at Pasni on Thursday morning, resulting in injuries to several demonstrators, including innocent women. The incident occurred as authorities attempted to disperse a sit-in organized by family members of Bahadur Bashir, a Karachi University student who has become the victim of Pak Army’s enforced disappearance policy for four days.

Security personnel tried to forcibly clear the Makran Coastal Highway, which had been blocked by the protesters. In the process, they confiscated mobile phones and resorted to baton charges against the demonstrators.

The sit-in began four days ago when Bahadur Bashir was reportedly taken by unknown individuals. His brother said, “We initially suspended our protest for two days at the request of the Pasni administration. But when they failed to keep their promise, we resumed blocking the highway.”

The incident has reignited concerns about forced disappearances in Pak-occupied-Balochistan, a longstanding issue in the region.

Initially, the Pasni administration had requested a two-day grace period, during which the protesters temporarily suspended their sit-in. However, following the administration’s failure to keep its promise, the demonstrators resumed blocking the Makran Coastal Highway at Pasni Zero Point since yesterday.

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