Muhammad Ali Bugti, a young engineer, went missing after being picked up allegedly by Pakistan’s secret agencies ten days ago
According to the details received by The Balochistan Post, Muhammad Ali Bugti had recently graduated from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar(BUETK).
He was abducted from ‘Gol Chowk’ area of Dera Bugti city allegedly by Pakistan’s security agencies on 6th February 2019.
A friend of Mr Ali told TBP he was once arrested last year in December by security forces in Quetta but he was released after two days, however, he left Quetta and moved to his home town Dera Bugti.
Dera Bugti is one the most volatile districts in Balochistan, which had faced complete destruction due a major military operation in 2006.
Most of the residents of the districts were turned into IDPs and have returned only a couple of years ago.
Enforced disappearances in Balochistan have become a common military tactic to subdue the insurgency, which has also been a reason for major human rights violation in the region.
Voice For Baloch Missing Persons(VBMP) is an organization of the families of such victims of enforced disappearances. VBMP data counted the number of missing persons in thousands and many of the missing persons have returned only as dead bodies.
Enforced disappearances have never stopped in Balochistan even after the end of military rule of General Pervez Musharraf in 2013, in fact, a surge has been witnessed in the disappearances.
Chief Minister Jam Kamal had previously asked for two month’s duration in order to sort the Missing Persons issue.However, the VBMP representatives told TBP that more men are abducted every new day instead of releasing previously abducted men.