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Balochistan: Enforced Disappearances in December 2023

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Balochistan, a region grappling with the issue of enforced disappearances for over two decades, continues to face this harsh reality that has deeply impacted its inhabitants. Baloch nationalists, activists, and human rights organizations have consistently pointed fingers at Pakistani intelligence agencies and security forces for the abductions and extrajudicial killings. Despite the compelling evidence put forth by these groups, the Pakistani government has staunchly refuted any involvement.

The Balochistan Post (TBP) carried out an investigation into the state of enforced disappearances in December, unveiling the following:

The Unveiled Truth

TBP meticulously documented several cases of enforced disappearances that transpired in various regions of Balochistan during this critical period. The gathered accounts underscored the severity of the situation, with a distressing total of 66 individuals vanishing under mysterious circumstances, allegedly at the hands of the Pakistani security forces. However, a ray of hope emerged for some fortunate families as 22 of the disappeared individuals were able to return to their homes safely, ushering in a wave of relief.

The Heartbreaking Discoveries

Regrettably, not all who disappeared had the chance to reunite with their loved ones. In December, 7 dead bodies were discovered, intensifying the grief and despair in Balochistan.

These findings build upon our previous biweekly report, which covered the last half of November 2023. The persistence of enforced disappearances, coupled with the Pakistani government’s constant denial of responsibility, necessitates heightened attention from international bodies. The urgent requirement for a comprehensive solution to tackle this ongoing human rights crisis is indisputable.

As the people of Balochistan endure the pain and uncertainty spawned by these disappearances, the world observes with anticipation, yearning for a brighter and more equitable future for the region.

Enforced disappearances were reported in the following regions:

Details of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

  1. Zakria Qadir: Forcibly disappeared from Khuzdar on December 4. Still missing
  2. Munir Kamal: Forcibly disappeared from Khuzdar on December 7. Still missing
  3. Nadeem Kamal(brother of Munir): Forcibly disappeared from Khuzdar on December 7. Still missing
  4. Faheem Kamal (3rd brother): Forcibly disappeared from Khuzdar on December 7. Still missing
  5. Eid Mohammed: Forcibly disappeared from Kalat on December 7. Still missing
  6. Dil Jan: Forcibly disappeared from Gwadar on December 8. Later released
  7. Shah Hussain: Forcibly disappeared from Gwadar on December 8. Later released
  8. Yasir Ghulam: Forcibly disappeared from Gwadar on December 8. Later released
  9. Balach Nazeer: Forcibly disappeared from Nushki on December 9. Still missing
  10. Naseer Badini: Forcibly disappeared from Nushki on December 9. Still missing
  11. Mubarak Deen: Forcibly disappeared from Tump on December 12. Later released
  12. Ismail: Forcibly disappeared from Tump on December 12. Later released

13. Usman Asif: Forcibly disappeared from Tump on December 12. Still Missing
14. Salman Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Karachi on December 13. Killed during custody
15. Shareef Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Karachi on December 13. Killed during custody
16. Ameer Jan: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan) on December 16. Later released
17. Zulfiqar Baloch: Forcibly disappeared from Tunsa on December 16. Later released
18. Salman Lal: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 16. Later released
19. Zubair Hatim: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 16. Later released
20. Sakim Baloch: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 16. Later released
21. Asif Baloch: Forcibly disappeared from Hoshab on December 16. Still missing
22. Abdullah Baloch: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 17. Later released
23. Asif Baloch: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 17. Later released
24. Jameel Ahmed: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 17. Later released

25. Lewar Abbad: Forcibly disappeared from Awaran on December 18. Still missing
26. Mir Ahmed: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
27. Minhaj Khalid: Forcibly disappeared from DG Khan on December 17. Later released
28. Mehraj Naseer: Forcibly disappeared from Tump on December 17. Still Missing
29. Ghulam Mustafa: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
30. Noorullah Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
31. Iqbal Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
32. Rasool Bakhsh: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
33. Shafi Mohammed: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
34. Sundar Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
35. Qadir Bakhsh: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
36. Nizar Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing

37. Doda Nasir: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
38. Gullbaaz Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 19. Still missing
39. Bazu Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 22. Still missing
40. Siva Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 22. Still missing
41. Pathan Rahmat: Forcibly disappeared from Awaran on December 22. Still missing
42. Mehmood Fateh: Forcibly disappeared from Awaran on December 22. Still missing
43. Peer Jan: Forcibly disappeared from Awaran on December 22. Still missing
44. Bahot Baloch: Forcibly disappeared from Awaran on December 22. Still missing
45. Arif Bijar: Forcibly disappeared from Awaran on December 24. Still missing
46. Lala Rafeeq: Forcibly disappeared from Gwadar on December 24. Still missing
47. Nadil Iraad: Forcibly disappeared from Buleda on December 25. Still missing
48. Qurban Bugti: Forcibly disappeared from Dera Bugti on December 27. Still missing
49. Syed Shani: Forcibly disappeared from Karachi on December 25. Still missing
50. Chatta Marri: Forcibly disappeared from Kohlu on December 25. Still missing
51. Khair Jan Marri: Forcibly disappeared from Kohlu on December 25. Still missing
52. Badin Qalandrani: Forcibly disappeared from Khuzdar on December 29. Later released
53. Jibran Lawang: Forcibly disappeared from Khuzdar on December 29. Later released
54. Saleem Majeed: Forcibly disappeared from Gwadar on December 30. Still missing
55. Jan Mohammed: Forcibly disappeared from Turbat on December 19. Still missing. His disappearance was reported on December 30.
56. Saleem Hameed: Forcibly disappeared from Turbat on December 19. Still missing. His disappearance was reported on December 30.

SourceTBP

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