Hub: Three IDPS, including two minors, go missing

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Hub: Three Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), which include two minors, have gone missing after being ‘abducted by personnel of Pakistani secret services’.

According to the details received by The Balochistan Post, three people have been ‘abducted’ from Hub city by unknown men, who according to the locals, were personnel of secret agencies.

The missing include two minors, 11 years old Yosuf, 12 years old Javed and, an adult, Muhammad Zain.

The missing IDPs hail from Pat Feeder town of Balochistan, but had migrated to Hub city after security situation in their native town turned volatile due to armed skirmishes between Pakistani forces and Baloch armed organisations.

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According to UN estimates, there were 84,000 IDPs in Balochistan, of whom 26,000 were women and 33,000 children, as of December 2006. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan believes that 50,000 people from the Dera Bugti district alone had fled their villages.

According to local campaign groups, the correct figure of IDPs exceeds hundreds of thousands.

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