Pak Army’s forced disappearance: Zahid and Asad Baloch missing for 10 years

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Zahid and Asad Baloch's Disappearance Continues
Zahid and Asad Baloch (Photo - NI)

It has been ten years since the enforced disappearance of Zahid Baloch and Asad Baloch, prominent figures in the Baloch Students Organization Azad. On March 18, 2014, they were forcibly abducted by the Pakistan Army in front of Banuk Karima Baloch from Quetta. Despite the passing of time, their whereabouts remain unknown.

In response to their disappearance, the Baloch Students Organization initiated a hunger strike for Zahid Baloch’s recovery, with Latif Johar observing the protest for forty-six days. This activism prompted the puppet Chief Minister of Pak-occupied-Balochistan, Dr. Malik, to acknowledge the issue. However, these assurances are just lies, the problem persists without resolution.

Enforced disappearances continue to plague Pak-occupied-Balochistan, leading to daily protests. Friends of Baloch student Khudadad Ganj are demonstrating in Islamabad, while Abdul Razzaq’s family members demand his recovery by blocking the Coastal Highway in Pisni. Similarly, in Kech district, roads including the CPEC highway in Hoshop, Tajaban, and Absar have been blocked in protest against enforced disappearances.

Since the forceful and brutal occupation by the Pakistan Army in 1928, Balochistan has endured a painful environment. The innocent Baloch population has suffered countless atrocities. In addition to daily home raids, abductions, and a lack of essential infrastructure, Baloch youth are mercilessly shot, killed and their bodies are dumped.

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