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Pakistan continues abductions, kill and dump policy of Baloch student and political activists

In abductions, Baloch genocide, Baloch Martyers, Disappearences, FC on February 11, 2011 at 10:05 am

Two bullet-riddled bodies found near Turbat, three missing person found in severely injured condition, BRP member attack and wounded in Mashky, a resident of Pasi town of Balochistan has been abducted from Hub town.

Occupied Balochistan: Pakistan’s spy agencies tortured to death another two Baloch missing persons whose bodies were found from the Herrnok area, around 40 kilometres away from Turbat city, on Thursday morning. The incident triggered violence in Awaran, Mashkey and Turbat where two government offices and a Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) office were set on fire.

According to sources, a passer-by spotted the bodies and informed the Turbat Levies Thana. Levies official rushed to the spot and took the bodies to the Civil Hospital Turbat, where they were identified as comrade Abdul Qayyum, leader of the Baloch Student Organization (BSO-Azad) in Gwadar, and Jamil Yaqoob, a member of the Turbat zone of Balochistan National Party (BNP -Mengal). Hospital sources said comrade Qayyum received five bullets in his upper torso while Jamil Ahmed received three bullet wounds.

Family sources said Qayyum was taken from his residence in Gwadar on December 11. “Security personnel had arrested Qayyum and killed him during his illegal detention,” they said, adding that the case was also registered against FC personnel in the Gwadar Police Station.

Meanwhile sagaar publications, BSO-Azad’s official website, reported that the Organisation’s CC member Comerade Qayum Baloch was abducted on December 11, 2010 by Pakistan army from his house in Gawader and he was kept in segregation for 61 days. During the two months his whereabouts remained unknown to the BSO-Azad and his family members neither did he had any access to a legal representation. His brutally tortured and riddled with bullets body was found on Thursday Morning (10/02/2011) in herronk area near Turbat. “Marks of horrific torture on body of Qayum Baloch prove that during his detention period he had been subjected to severe torture and inhuman treatment”, sagaar reports read.

Qayum Baloch was one of the most politically conscience and active member of BSO-azad in Gwader area. Apart from being politically active Mr Baloch was also an active social worker and an advocate of human rights, a friend to almost every resident in his home city, Gawader.

Apart from this murder, another body was found in Heronk, which was identified as Jameel Yaqoob Baloch, who was abducted by Pakistan on 28th of August 2010, from Turbat. Jameel Yaqoob Baloch was a labor, working on wages to help his family. His body was severely tortured as Qayum Baloch’s was.

The statement published on the official website of BSO-azad further read that “Qayum Baloch’s murder certainly raises serious questions on the willingness or ability of the international peace rights campaigners to bring an end to the Human Rights abuses in Balochistan. Baloch Student Organization (Azad) believes that each of its activist, along with the support of the Baloch masses would continue the struggle of Kamber Chaker, Qayum Baloch, Sohrab Marri Baloch, Sami Baloch, Bebagr Baloch, Zahoor Baloch, Abid Rasool Baloch, Asim Kareem Baloch, young Majeed Baloch, Sikander Baloch, Junaid Baloch, Ilyas Nazar Baloch and all other prestigious names who have sacrificed their lives for liberation of their motherland and for creating a society based on justice and equality.

Three missing persons found in severely injured condition: Three Baloch disappeared person have been found in a critically wounded condition on National high at Jeewa Cross between Tuesday and Wednesday night. The victims hands were tied behind and they were blind folded. Levis staff has brought them to Suraab Police station.

The three badly injured youth have been identified as Sohrab Khan S/O Mir Jan Samali of Nemurgh region of Kalat town who has been abducted from Hub Chowki about one month ago, Shahzad Nadeem S/O Khan Mohammad Essazai as resident of Besima who had been abducted from a Hotel in Quetta along with Balochi folk singer Ali Jan Essazai Baloch in second week of January. The third victim has been named as Wali Mohammad S/O Mohammad Ismael Miragi a resident of Saarona area of Khuzdar. He was also abducted from Hub industrial town of Balochistan about one month ago.

On one their alive recovery send waves of happiness to their families whereas on the other hand all three youth are stated to be in critical condition. It must be mentioned here that last monthMr.Nasir Dagarzai was also found in a severely injured condition. According online Radio Gwank Balochistan, Nasir Baloch had been shot in the neck and legs but he survived miraculously. However, he had later succumbed to his injuries due to constant bleeding.

BRP member attacked in Mashky: unknown armed men open fire at a member of BRP (Baloch Republican Party), Liaqat Baloch here on Wednesday on his way back from Gujar Bazaar. The masked man fired live rounds at the BRP leader; Mr Baloch was immediately taken to Mashky’s Gujar Hospital where according doctor his condition is critical but stable.

Resident of Pasni abducted from Hub: Mr Abid Bashir Baloch a resident of Pasi town of Balochistan has been abducted by Pakistani security forces from Hub town. According to detail Mr Abid along with a cousin was travelling by his own car from Karachi to Pasi on Thursday night. When they arrived at Baba-e-Balochistan roundabout in Hub industrial town of Balochistan their car was stopped by personnel of security forces.

The forces after checking the IDs of both men have dragged Mr Abid out of his car and put him into another vehicle already parked alongside the road. They, however, allowed his cousin Mr Dad Baksh to continue his journey. The family of detained Baloch youth have register a case against his abduction at Hub police station.


The Occupying States’ Ongoing Crimes in Baluchistan

In abductions, baloch, Disappearences, FC, isi, mi on February 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm
The Occupying States’ Ongoing Crimes in Baluchistan

(International Voice of Baloch Missing Persons )

In the artificially structured boundaries of the states of Pakistan and Iran one thing that has no value is human lives. Both states are equipped to their teeth with modern armaments, Jihadist mercenaries and a medieval religious creed. They have used this cocktail of destruction to justify their untold atrocities. The Baluch people under illegal occupation of these unruly states have been among those who have suffered the most. Many hundreds and thousands of Baluch political and social activists have been abducted, displaced, tortured, disappeared and killed by these occupying states.

Enforced disappearance has become the daily experience of Baluch people living under occupation of these Islamic fundamentalist states. Over 8,000 Baluch activists have been abducted and disappeared in Eastern occupied Baluchistan since the year 2000. Families of these victims are not provided with any information about the missing persons. The families are threatened by security forces with dire consequences if they highlight the plight of their loved ones. From the last six months Pakistani state and military establishment have altered their policy about the abducted Baluch political and human rights activists. They have been imitating the policy of their replica counterpart, the Islamic regime of Iran. Ever since its creation, the Iranian Islamic government has been employing the ‘kill and dump’ policy against many of its opponents.

As result of this policy from July 2010 up to the present day Pakistani military agencies have killed and dumped over 100 Baluch activists. The victims of this policy for the year 2011, which barely a month is passed, are over 15 persons.

On 3 January 2011 five Baluch youths after leaving a public meeting were followed and attacked by Pakistani agencies in Karachi. Faraz Baluch, a member of BSO-Azad died in hospital from his injuries and Bilal Baluch, Umair Baluch, Salman Baluch and Saddam Baluch were kept under intensive care and survived this vicious attack.

On 4 January 2011 Pakistani security forces abducted Haji Nasir, and two teenage students, Ehsanullah and Khair Jan in Gawader. On the same day the severely tortured bodies of two prominent young Baluch political leaders were found in Pedarak area of Turbat. The victims were identified as Qamber Chakar Baluch 24 and Ilyas Nazar Baluch 26. Both victims were MSc students and a member of BSO- Azad. Qambar Chakar was abducted by Pakistan secret forces before on 10 July 2009 but was released without any charges on 22 April 2010. He was re-abducted on 26 November 2010 from Shai Tump Turbat. Ilyas Nazar Baluch was a Journalist for a Baluchi language magazine Dhorant. He was abucted on 22 December 2010 from a coach at Badok near Pasni.

Mohammad Sadiq Langov was abducted on 12 January 2011 and the bullet-riddled bodies of two Baluch traders, Taj Mohammad Marri and Meer Jan Marri were found from Bal Ghatar area of Panjgur on 8 January 2010. Pakistani security forces shot dead Sarvar Jamaldini and injured his companion in the same day in Taftan.

On 15 January 2011 Hashim Baluch, another Baluch teenage student, was abducted from an internet cafe in Hub. In the same day the body of the teenage member of BSO-Azad, Zakaria Zehri was recovered from Soorab area of Kalat. He was only 15 years old and was missing for over a month. Another victim whose body was recovered on the same day was Ghulam Hussain Mohammad Hasani. His body was found under a bridge in Singdaas area of Kalat.

The body of Mumtaz Kurd was found in Mastung on 20 January 2011. The two bodies of Baluch missing persons, Ahmed Dad Baluch and Naseer Kamalan, were found near Syedabad 23 miles away from Ormara on 17 January 2010. Ahmed Dad Baluch was abducted on 3 October 2010 and Naseer Kamalan on 5 November 2010. Both victims were well known Baluch political leaders. Naseer Kamalan was a senior leader of Baluch National Movement and he was also an inspiring Baluchi language poet. On the same day of discovery of the bodies of these two Baluch political leaders, Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) attacked Kashi Nulla area of Dera Bugti. During the attack they killed Shakeel Baluch and injured and arrested Gabro and Sabz Ali Baluch.

Pakistani security forces raided the house of Mr Awal Khan Bugti on 21 January 2011. As he was not at home at the time of the raid Pakistan military officials abducted his wife Mai Hanifa.

Mohammad Azam Baluch was abducted by Pakistani secret agencies around 20 January 2011 from Suraab and his bullet riddled body was found near Kalat in Marjan National Highway on 25 January 2011. On the same day Abdul Rauf Qambari was abducted from Wahero area of Wadh in Balochistan. Abdul Rauf is the cousin of Waheed Qambarani, a Baluch teacher, whose mutilated body was found a month earlier.

On Monday 24 January 2011 four more Baluch youths were abducted from Tasp area of Panjgur. They were named as Waqeer, Shamsheer, Sagaar and abdul Malik. These teenage Baluch students were released few days after suffering violent physical and psychological ordeal. A day earlier, on 23 January 2011 the body of Ali Jan Kurd was recovered from Aktharbad area of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan. He was abducted by Pakistan security forces on 23 November 2010 near Sibbi. Ali Jan Kurd was only 18 years old and was a regional president of Baluch Students Organization – Azad.

Two lifeless Baluch youths were recovered on Thursday morning of 27 January 2011 in Gwargo area of Panjgur. The youths were shot and severely tortured. One of the victims, Abid Rasool Baksh Baluch a 17 year student and member of BSO-Azad, was already dead but Nasir Dagarzai was still alive. These two Baluch students were abducted along their fellow students Mehrab Baluch and Abid Saleem Baluch from the residence of Naser Dagarzai Baluch on 23 January 2011.

On 4 February 2011 three bodies were recovered from Khuzdar. The victims were identified as Hamid Issazai, Lal Khan Sumalani and Mir Khan Sumalani. Few days earlier also, on 1 February, the body of the Baluch popular singer Ali Jan Issazai was discovered in Kanak area of Khuzdar. Ali Jan and Shahzad Nadeem were abducted by Pakistani secret agencies from a hotel in Quetta on 10 January 2011.

The occupying states have increased their systematic brutality against the Baluch to an alarming level. Baluch children are not even spared from the wrath of the fundamentalist states of Iran and Pakistan. In the Western occupied Baluchistan, Amin Noraee a 16 year student was killed by the Islamic regime of Iran security forces in 1980 in Sarawan. Another teenage Baluch political activist, Khosro Mobarki, was arrested and after enduring months of torture was executed in 1981. In March 2008 Iranian security abducted Ebrahim Mehrnehad age 16. Ebrahim is the brother of Baluch journalist and civil rights activist Yaguob Mehrnehad who was executed by the Iranian government on 4 August 2008. Another Baluch child who has been abducted by the Islamic regime security forces is Mohammad Saber Malk Raisee. At the time of his arrest on 24 September 2009 he was only 16 years old.

In the Eastern occupied Baluchistan the Pakistani rulers have launched an open war against the Baluch youths and children. Large number of Baluch political and human rights activists who have been made disappeared tortured and killed have been among Baluch children.

In addition to the names of the Baluch youths cited above, Pakistani security forces abducted 17-year old Jamal Baluch on 4 October 2010. He was injected with unknown substance and subjected to extreme torture to such an extent that he has become partially paralyzed.

Abdul Majeed Baluch, a member of BSO-Azad was abducted by Pakistani Frontier Corps on 18 October 2010. Pakistani security forces murdered him and dumped his tortured body in the Koshak River at Khuzdar district on 24 October 2010. Another Baluch child and political activist, Mohammad Khan Zohaib was abducted in July 2010 by the same agencies. His mutilated body was found in Khuzdar on 20 October 2010. They were both 14 years old.

The house of Mir Ayub Gichiki was attacked by occupying security forces on 1 December 2010. In the attack Pakistani forces killed five Baluch political activists in the house. Among the victims were two of Mr Gichiki’s teenage sons, Murad Jan and Zubiar Gichki.

This policy is the natural outcome of the forceful occupation of Baluch homeland and the resistance of the native Baluch against occupying states. The most valuable assets of a society are its inspiring and forward-looking children. Premeditated and systematic infliction of pain to the tender body of a child and then murdering him or her in the most gruesome way, by organised state sponsored military forces, is only done and justified by these and similar occupying fundamentalist fascist states. We urge all Baluch to recognise the gravity of situation in Baluchistan and get united to put an end to occupying state barbarism against our people and children.

Balochistan – Army & Judicial System

In Baloch Freedom movement, Baloch genocide, Disappearences, FC, justice on January 30, 2011 at 3:43 am

Army Officers acknowledged that a disappeared person was in their custody but the courts failed to recover him.

The Asian Human Rights Commission has received the details of the saga of disappearance of a master tailor who was arrested on two occasions by army personnel and how since October 2001 his whereabouts are unknown. The high officials of the Pakistan army including Corps Commander of Balochistan province, a major general, the governor of the province and above all of them, the chief of the Inter Services Intelligence agency (ISI) had confessed on the holy Quran in 2003 that the victim was in the custody of the ISI and that he would be released after the investigation.

The Judicial Commission to probe the cases of missing persons has also submitted a report to the Supreme Court of Pakistan that Mr. Bangulzai, the master tailor, was in the custody of secret services of Pakistan.

The dilemma is that since 2001 to date, the higher courts, the governments of the federation and Balochistan have failed to recover him because of the involvement of the army and its intelligence agencies in his disappearance.

Mr. Ali Asghar Bangulzai 50, the son of Ghulam Nabi was arrested the first time by secret services on June 1, 2000 from his tailoring shop. After 14 days he was released. After his release it was found that he had lost his memory because of the severe torture he had endured. He could not even recognise his own house where he was born. After his recovery he revealed to his family that he was kept in a torture cell at the basement of army’s Kulli camp situated at Quetta cantonment. During his confinement he was kept blindfolded at all times; his hands were cuffed and he was frequently suspended by the wrists by officials of ISI. This is according to his family members from he later told them. After his release for almost one year he was not able to run his tailoring shop.

Mr. Bangulzai was the resident of Chaki Shahwani, Sariab Road, Quetta, capital of Balochistan province. His tailor shop was in walking distance from his home. The army was suspicious that many people were visiting his shop and that he must be involved in militant activities.

Again, on October 18, 2001 Bangulzai was arrested along with his friend Mohammad Iqbal by men who came in army vehicles. Iqbal was released after 22 days he told Bangulzai’s family members that he was in an army torture cell. The family tried to contact the local officials and army command office for his whereabouts but they refused to meet the family. In early 2002, a constitutional petition was filed in the Balochistan high court, during hearing Mr. Iqbal recorded his statement that Bangulzai was in Kulli Army camp. He also took part in a press conference in Quetta Press Club with Bangulzai family members with regard to his arrest .The family members also submitted an application to SHO (Station head officer) Sariab Police Station with a request to lodge an FIR (First information report) about his illegal arrest and disappearance but the police refused to file the FIR because of the involvement of military intelligence agencies. The family of the victim also filed an application before the High Court to order police to file the FIR but the court could not help the family.

On April 27, 2002 family members of Bangulzai met the then Major General Abdul Qadir Baloch , who was Corp Commander of the province to inquire about the whereabouts of the Bagulzai. The family was given assurance that they would be informed about his whereabouts. The Corps Commander sent two officers from military intelligence to the house of victim on May 15, 2002 who told the family that Bangulzai was safe and in the custody of the ISI. As the interrogation is completed he would be released but officials refused to allow the family members to meet him.

In the meantime the family members in desperation tried to meet members of the parliament. They were able to meet Mr. Hafiz Hussain Ahmad MNA (Member of National Assembly) who took the family members to meet with the head of ISI (Inter services intelligence) Baluchistan, Brigadier Siddique. During the meeting Brigadier called Colonel Bangush and asked him to bring the file of Bangulzai. After seeing the file Brigadier Siddique congratulated the family and said that Banguzai was in their custody. During different meetings the family members of Bangulzai insisted that they wanted to meet with him but every time they were told that there was no need as he would be released soon.

On October 4, 2003 Brigadier Siddique asked the family members of the victim to provide clothes for him because all arrangements had been made for his release.

For the whole one year family members waited for his release and then they adopted the peaceful protest. Bangulzai’s children left their studies and went on a token hunger strike camp in front of Quetta Press Club for the safe recovery of their father and to record their peaceful protest. The camp was there for one year.

On July 14, 2005 the Baluchistan High Court on the pressure from lawyers and civil society took suo motto notice and directed the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Chilton Town, Mr. Wazeer khan, to investigate and register an FIR for Bangulzai’s disappearance by the state intelligence agencies. During the hearing seven persons recorded their statements that army personnel had arrested him and that had assured them many times he would be released from army custody. As usual on the pressure from army Sariab Police Station Quetta refused to register the FIR.

On March 2006 Hafiz Hussain Ahmad, the member of national assembly, visited the token hunger strike camp of family members of Bangulzai and told the local news papers representatives that the head of ISI (Inter services intelligence) Brigadier Siddique has himself acknowledge before him that Bangulzai is in their custody and also assured him that he will be released soon. Hafiz deplored the attitude of ISI officers for lying and misguiding the people.

On February 2007 the family members of Bangulzai submitted a petition in Supreme Court of Pakistan, in which Hafiz Hussain Ahmad’s written statement was submitted in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

In continuation of their efforts the family members filed a petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan in February 2007 where Mr. Hafiz Hussain Ahmad, the MNA, has submitted his written statement that ISI had assured him several times that Bangulzai is in their custody. The Supreme Court then ordered on January 31, 2010 that the FIR of his disappearance should be filed. The court also directed the police to file the FIRs of other disappeared persons also.

The Joint Investigation Team to probe the cases of disappeared persons, formed by the government of Pakistan, has also submitted a report to the Supreme Court that according to the testimonies of the eye witnesses and other supportive statements Bangulzai was in the custody of state intelligence agencies.

A Judicial commission to probe the cases of the missing persons, formed by the Federal Government on the instruction from Supreme Court has also came to the conclusion in the March 2010 that after recording all the witnesses that Bangulzai was arrested by the Pakistan secret services and that he was in its custody. The report was duly submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

During the hearing of the Judicial Commission, Mr.Hafiz Hussain Ahmad (MNA) has recorded his statement that the Brigadier Siddique, head of the ISI in Balochistan province, has acknowledge to him that Bangulzai was in their custody and soon he would be released. Mohammad Iqbal who was arrested with Bangulzai also recorded his statement that they were arrested by secret services and that Bangulzai was in their custody. The other witnesses as well recorded their statements that Brigadier has several times accepted in front of them, and Corps commander Qadir Baloch sent his two (MI) (Military intelligence) personnel to the victim’s family and said that he was in the custody of an Intelligence Agency.

It is appalling that 11 years after his arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention by the intelligence agencies Bangulzai’s whereabouts are still unknown. None of the institutions and officials who were involved in his disappearance has been put on trial despite the fact that they have admitted his detention 11 years ago! Judges hearing disappearances cases have stated in court that any intelligence officer involved in the disappearance of an individual should be placed on trial but this has never happened. Not one has ever been punished.

In the presence of all the evidence that he was illegally arrested and kept incommunicado in an army torture cell by the ISI, the weakness of the country’s justice system is blatantly evident before the powerful military and security agencies. His disappearance by the military is contravention of the basic rights guaranteed by the constitution of Pakistan for example:

Article 4 — The right of individuals to be dealt with by law, Article 10–safe guards as to arrest and detention — the arrested person should be produced within 24 of his arrest before the magistrate, Article 14 — no person should be tortured, Article 15 — freedom of movement and Article 25- all citizens are equal before the law.

The case of Bangulzai is a clear demonstration that the laws of the country do not apply to the military and intelligence agencies. When it comes to providing justice to the ordinary citizen in the face of these institutions the judiciary remains silent.

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges that Mr. Bangulzai should be released immediately from the captivity by the army and its intelligence agencies and that the officials responsible for this arrest and disappearance are prosecuted. Furthermore, the compensation must be paid to his family for the ordeal suffered by him and his family members.



کہاں تک سنو گے – کہاں تک سناؤں

In Baloch genocide, Disappearences, FC, isi, mi on January 18, 2011 at 3:30 am

کہاں تک سنو گے – کہاں تک سناؤں

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آج کا دن صبح ہی سے بلوچ عوام کے لئے غم و اندوہ کا سامان لئے ہوۓ تھا ، جب پہلی خبر ڈیرہ بگٹی سے شکل بگٹی کی غاصب فوج کے ہاتھوں شہادت کی خبر آئ – ابھی دہشت زدہ ہی بیٹھے تھے کہ پچھلے دنوں کوئٹہ کے ایک مقامی ہوٹل سے گرفتار کیے جانے والے دو نامور بلوچ گلوکاروں ، علی جان ثاقب ، اور شہزاد ندیم کی مسخ شدہ لاشیں بیسیمہ کے پاس سڑک کنارے مل گئیں – ماتم کناں آنکھوں کی نمی خشک ہونے ہی نہیں پائی تھی کہ اورماڑہ کے پاس گزشتہ دنوں اغوا کیے گۓ دو بلوچ رہنماؤں نصیر کمالان ، اور احمد داد بلوچ کی مسخ شدہ لاشیں ملیں – بلوچ قوم کے لئے ١٧ جنوری کی سیاہ صبح کا خونی اختمام یہاں بھی نہیں ہوتا ، ابھی ایک اور لاش بھی ملنی تھی ، اور وہ لاش تھی شہید نثار بلوچ کی جنھیں لسبیلہ سے اغوا کیا گیا تھا
کہاں ہیں وہ نواز شریف و الطاف حسسیں نام کے ڈرامے باز ، جو ہر روز جعلی انقلاب کی باتیں کرتے ہیں – جو عوام کو اپنی طاقت گردانتے ہیں ، کہاں ہیں پیپلز پارٹی کے چور اچکے ، کہاں ہیں اسفند یار والی اور اسکے حواری ؟ کراچی کے نا معلوم قاتلوں کے خلاف انکا غصہ ہے کہ تھمتا نہیں ، اور بلوچ عوام کے قاتلوں کو جانتے ہوۓ بھی ایک لفظ تک انکے منہ سے نہیں پھوٹتا
کیا سمجھتے ہیں یہ پاکستانی بزدل افواج کہ اپنی اذیت گاہوں میں بلوچ نوجوانوں کو قتل کر کے اپنی غاصبانہ قبضے کو دوام دے پائیں گے ، یا پاکستان کی بیغیرت عوام اس لئے آنکھیں بند کیے بیٹھی ہے کہ انکی افواج انکے لئے بلوچستان کو فتح کر لیں گی ؟ کیا یہ سمجھتے ہیں کہ بلوچوں کا خون بہا کر اپنے لئے لعل و گہر کا بندوبست کر پائیں گے ؟ یہ سب ان کی بھول ہے – بلوچ اپنے بلند و بالا پہاڑوں کی طرح پرعزم قوم ہے – بلوچوں سے ٹکرانے والے یہ ظالم و جابر ، جدید ترین ہتھیاروں کے زور پر بلوچوں کو نقصان تو پہنچا سکتے ہیں لیکن انکے اپنے سر کا پھوٹنا بھی تقدیر کا فیصلہ ٹھہرا
بلوچ شھداء کو خراج تحسین پیش کرنا میرے بس کی بات نہیں – بس اتنا جانتا ہوں کہ وطن عزیز کو اپنے خون سے سیراب کرنے والے یہ محسن ہمیشہ بلوچ قوم کے دلوں پر راج کرتی رہے گی – اور انکی عظمت پر آسمانوں کو بھی رشک آ رہا ہوگا – آج موت کا فرشتہ بھی اپنے کیے پر نادم ہوگا ، لیکن عظمتوں کی معراج ہمیشہ جانی قربانیوں سے ہی حاصل کی جاتی ہیں

ایاز بلوچ – ایجنسیوں کا ایک اور شکار

In abductions, Disappearences, FC, isi, mi on January 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

ایاز بلوچ – ایجنسیوں کا ایک اور شکار

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مقامی اخبارات کی اطلاع کے مطابق گزشتہ روز بلوچستان یونیورسٹی کے ، ایم – بی- اے – کے طالبعلم ایاز بلوچ کو یونیورسٹی کے باہرخفیہ  ایجنسیوں کے اہلکاروں نے اغوا  کر لیا- ایاز بلوچ کا تعلق تربت کے “بگی ” قبیلے کے ایک خاندان سے ہے ، وہ کوئٹہ میں تعلیم کے حصول کی خاطر مقیم تھے
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جسٹس جاوید اقبال کے والدین کا قتل – خفیہ اداروں کی ایک اور بہیمانہ کاروائی

In Disappearences, mi, supreme court on January 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

جسٹس جاوید اقبال کے والدین کا قتل – خفیہ اداروں کی ایک اور بہیمانہ کاروائی

تحریر نواز بگٹی

پاکستانی سپریم کورٹ کے سینیر جج ، جسٹس جاوید اقبال کے والدین کو انکی رہائش گاہ پر قتل کر دیا گیا – قتل کی تحقیقات کے لئے حسب معمول وزارت داخلہ کوئی مشترکہ تحقیقاتی ٹیم بھی شاید تشکیل دے چکی ہے – اور تحقیقات شروع ہونے سے بھی بہت پہلے قانون نافذ کرنے والوں نے اپنے الہامی صلاحیتوں کو بروے کار لاتے ہوے، دوہرے قتل کے اس واقعے کو ڈکیتی کے دوران مزاحمت کا نتیجہ قرار دیا

پولیس کے ایک اعلیٰ عہدے سے ریٹائر ہونے کے بعد مقتول عبدلحمید اور انکی اہلیہ آمنہ جی-او-آر- کالونی میں رہائش پزیر تھے- پنجاب میں گزشتہ برسوں سے صوبے کے سرکاری اداروں ، اور ان اداروں میں کام کرنے والے لوگوں کو مختلف اسلامی بنیاد پرست تنظیموں کی جانب سے نشانہ بنانے کے واقعات کے بعد صوبہ بھر کی سرکاری رہائشی کالونیوں میں سخت حفاظتی اقدامات کیے گے تھے -اور واقفان حال بخوبی واقف ہیں کہ لاہور کے کیولری گراونڈ میں واقع سرکاری آفیسرز کے لئے مختص اس رہائشی کالونی میں کس قدر سخت حفاظتی انتظامات کیے گے ہیں-اخباری اطلاعات کے مطابق مقتولین کے قتل کا انکشاف اس وقت ہوا جب ان کے کچھ رشتہ دار ان سے ملنے کے لئے آے، حالانکہ مقتولین  کے پڑوسیوں  کے بقول انھوں نے فائرنگ کی آوازیں بھی سنیں

ابتدائی پوسٹ مارٹم رپورٹ کے مطابق قتل سے پہلے مقتولین پر شدید تشدد کے بھی شواہد ملے ہیں ، اور سر شام ٥ بجے ہی مقتولین کی موت واقع ہو چکی تھی -قتل کی اس واردات کو ڈکیتی کا رنگ دینے کی کوشش پر بعض حلقوں نے اپنی تحفظات کا بھی اظہار کیا -مقتول عبدلحمید کا تعلق  اگرچہ پنجاب کے ضلع سرگودھا میں بھیرہ نامی ایک گاؤں سے تھا ، لیکن انھوں نے اپنی زندگی کا قابل ذکر حصّہ بلوچستان میں گزارا تھا – پولیس جسے طاقتور ریاستی ادارے میں ، ذمہ دار عہدوں پر تعینات رہنے کی بناء پر مقتول کو بلوچستان میں کئی دہائیوں سے جاری ریاستی دہشت گردی کے ایک اہم گواہ کی حیثیت بھی حاصل تھی

مقتول کے صاحبزادے جسٹس جاوید اقبال آج کل ریاستی اداروں کی جانب سے اغوا شدہ افراد , المعروف گم شدہ افراد کے ایک اہم مقدمے کی سماعت بھی کر رہے ہیں- اگرچہ اس مقدمے سے بلوچ عوام کو کوئی خاص فائدہ تو نہیں ہوا  البتہ ریاستی اداروں نے اغوا کیے گے افراد کی لاشوں کو ان کے گھر بھجوانے کا عمل ذرا تیز کر دیا – گزشتہ دنوں اسی مقدمے کی سماعت کے دوران انھوں نے ٢٠١١ کو گمشدہ افراد کی بازیابی کا سال بھی قرار دیا تھا –    اسی مقدمے میں مذکورہ جج نے جہاں بہت ساری مقدس حدود کو پار کیا ، وہیں خفیہ اداروں کے سربراہان کی عدالت میں طلبی اور خفیہ اداروں کو آئین کے ماتحت کرنے کی تجویز بھی انکی نا قبل معافی جرائم کی فہرست میں شامل ہے

پاکستانی خفیہ داروں کے طریقہ واردات سے واقف حلقے اس واقع کو  جسٹس جاوید اقبال کے لئے ایک وارننگ قرار دے رہے ہیں- اگر انھوں نے اپنی چال نہیں بدلی ، اور مملکت خداد پر دائمی حکمرانوں کے حق حاکمیت کو چیلنج کرنے کی کوشش سے باز نہیں آے تو کچھ بعید نہیں کہ انھیں بھی اسی طرح کے کسی واقعہ میں چلتا کر کے ، کالے کوٹوں کے جلوس ، اور سیاسی سیلوٹس میں ایک نعرہ بنا دیا جاۓ

Disappearances With Reported Ties to Pakistan Worry U.S. (Curticy NY Times)

In Baloch genocide, Disappearences, NY Times on December 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expressing alarm over reports that thousands of political separatists and captured Taliban insurgents have disappeared into the hands of Pakistan’s police and security forces, and that some may have been tortured or killed. The issue came up in a State Department report to Congress last month that urged Pakistan to address this and other human rights abuses. It threatens to become the latest source of friction in the often tense relationship between the wartime allies. The concern is over a steady stream of accounts from human rights groups that Pakistan’s security services have rounded up thousands of people over the past decade, mainly in Baluchistan, a vast and restive province far from the fight with the Taliban, and are holding them incommunicado without charges. Some American officials think that the Pakistanis have used the pretext of war to imprison members of the Baluch nationalist opposition that has fought for generations to separate from Pakistan. Some of the so-called disappeared are guerrillas; others are civilians. “Hundreds of cases are pending in the courts and remain unresolved,” said the Congressionally mandated report that the State Department sent to Capitol Hill on Nov. 23. A Congressional official provided a copy of the eight-page, unclassified document to The New York Times. Separately, the report also described concerns that the Pakistani military had killed unarmed members of the Taliban, rather than put them on trial. Two months ago, the United States took the unusual step of refusing to train or equip about a half-dozen Pakistani Army units that are believed to have killed unarmed prisoners and civilians during recent offensives against the Taliban. The most recent State Department report contains some of the administration’s most pointed language about accusations of such so-called extrajudicial killings. “The Pakistani government has made limited progress in advancing human rights and continues to face human rights challenges,” the State Department report concluded. “There continue to be gross violations of human rights by Pakistani security forces.” The Obama administration has largely sought to confront Pakistan in private with evidence of human rights abuses by its intelligence and security forces, fearing that a public scolding could imperil the country’s cooperation in combating Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other extremist groups. After the Sept. 11 attacks, the administration of President George W. Bush urged Pakistan to capture militants and Islamic extremists linked to the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Since then, human rights groups have said that Pakistan’s security forces used that campaign as a cover to round up hundreds, if not thousands, of political activists and guerrilla fighters in Baluchistan and hold them in secret detention. Precise numbers of disappearances are difficult to pin down, human rights advocates say, partly because family members fear that reporting missing relatives could endanger the relatives or even themselves. “It is very difficult to put numbers on disappearances as they are accompanied by intimidation of the next of kin of the disappeared,” said Ali Dayan Hasan, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch in Lahore, Pakistan. “People are unable to speak publicly. But we can safely say that disappearances are the order of the day across Pakistan, particularly in relation with counterterrorism.” In Islamabad on Wednesday, the interior minister, Rehman Malik, addressed the security issue in Baluchistan without mentioning the disappearances. “We are trying to ensure law and order in Baluchistan,” he told lawmakers in the National Assembly. “I will assure that we will do everything to improve the situation.” In August 2009, he acknowledged that 1,291 people were missing in the country. Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, said in an e-mail on Wednesday that “the courts and the government are investigating cases of disappearances with a view to establishing the whereabouts of the disappeared persons and the circumstances under which the alleged disappearances took place.” Under pressure from Pakistan’s Supreme Court, which has held hearings on petitions filed by family members of missing Baluch men, as well as public rallies in supported of the disappeared, the government of President Asif Ali Zardari has been forced to respond to the outcry. A judicial commission established to investigate the disappearances is scheduled to present its report to the Supreme Court on Friday. Pakistani intelligence officials say that human rights groups have exaggerated the number of people held incommunicado. The officials seemed to justify the extrajudicial detentions by citing the country’s weak judicial system and often poor police investigations that they say have led to dozens of terrorism suspects’ being acquitted by local courts. American officials have dismissed these claims for years. “ ‘Disappeared’ Pakistanis — innocent and guilty alike — have fallen into a legal black hole,” the United States Embassy in Islamabad said in a cable, dated Feb. 8, 2007, that was obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, including The New York Times. American officials are expanding programs to build up the judicial system in Pakistan. Officials also offer human-rights training to police officers and finance programs to reduce the backlogs of court cases that prevent family members of those who disappear from seeking relief through the Pakistani judicial system. “This issue has been a persistent challenge for Pakistan,” said a senior American official who deals with South Asia and who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the matter. “We’re trying to help Pakistan build democratic institutions so they can be a more effective partner.” But American officials concede that the programs may take years to produce enduring results. The State Department’s most recent report on human rights in Pakistan, issued in March, said that during 2009 “politically motivated disappearances continued, and police and security forces held prisoners incommunicado and refused to disclose their location.” That report, citing a Pakistani human rights group, said that in August 2009, Pakistani Frontier Corps paramilitary troops arrested two members of the Baluchistan National Party in Khuzdar, Pakistan. Two days later, the men were turned over to the police. “Both men showed evidence of having been tortured,” the report said. “Authorities reportedly forced them to make false confessions before their release.” Salman Masood contributed reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan.