Turbat, a city in Balochistan, witnessed a fervent rally as the family of Naushad Baloch, along with the Baloch Solidarity Committee, raised their voices against the troubling case of his enforced disappearance. Naushad Baloch, the son of Miandad, was taken into custody by Pakistani forces near Turbat Obsar check post on July 31. Despite the passage of time, he has not been located or heard from since that fateful day.
The rallying cry for Naushad’s safe return grew stronger as his family and supporters organized a protest rally in Turbat. Addressing the media at the Turbat Press Club, Naushad Baloch’s family members shared the heart-wrenching account of his disappearance. He was reportedly taken while returning from his work in Turbat, near the Obsar Check post. The family lamented the lack of information or answers, urging authorities to take swift action to locate him and ensure his safe return.
In an emotional appeal to the KACH authorities, the Balochistan government, and human rights organizations, Naushad’s family emphasized the urgent need for intervention. They called for a collective effort to secure his release and put an end to the distressing ordeal their family is enduring.
The family vehemently denied any wrongdoing on Naushad’s part that could justify his disappearance. They pleaded for transparency and fairness, demanding that if there are allegations against him, they should be proven through due process rather than resorting to enforced disappearances, which they assert is not justifiable under any legal framework.
The case of Naushad Baloch highlights the deeply troubling issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, a region grappling with the painful separation of loved ones. His family’s plea resonates as a call for justice, transparency, and compassion. As the rally in Turbat demonstrates, the demand for answers and action remains unwavering until Naushad Baloch is safely reunited with his family and loved ones.
Balochistan declared independence from the British on August 11, 1947. However, this freedom was short-lived. On March 27, 1948, Pakistan forcibly occupied Balochistan. Since then, Balochs have been subjected to mysterious abductions, mass murders, and mutilations.
To fight this unending era of subversion, Balochistan is waging an all-out war against the occupying Pakistani forces. Whether it is through protests in Balochistan and abroad or through an armed struggle against the absolute abrogation of human rights and illegal occupation, Balochistan is resisting the brutal Pakistani establishment.
Frightened by the spirit of Balochistan, the state terrorists of Pakistan, i.e., the Pakistan Army, are using every illegal approach to curb this resistance.