Monthly Archives: June 2019

Young Human Rights activist Ali Haider Baloch goes missing from Gwadar

Gwadar: According to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), Ali Haider has forcibly been whisked away by the security forces of Pakistan during a raid on a house in Gwadar where the young Ali Haider was staying.  Ali’s case has caused outrage and great concern among the human rights defenders in Balochistan, as the missing Ali himself has been

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Parliament Hill meeting on human rights focuses on Balochistan, Sindh

Ottawa, 06-06-19:  Representatives of Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) and the Sindhi Foundation held a crucial meeting at the office of MP Cheryl Hardcastle, Vice-Chair, Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Honourable MP Cheryl Hardcastle was represented by her Political Advisor and Legislative Assistant, Mr. Tom Allen.  Zaffar Jawaid of BHRC and Munawar Laghari of the

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The Islamization of Balochistan

By: Qambar Malik Baloch Bordering Iran to the west, Afghanistan to the north and laying at the Strait of Hormuz to the south, Balochistan is generally known for its strategic importance, prodigious riches, an ongoing nationalist insurgency, and human rights challenges. Underneath this lies a systematic and diabolic subversion triggered by the military establishment of Pakistan which, as a consequence,

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Witnessing poor mother and child healthcare in Balochistan

In Pakistan, thousands of women and infants die each year from medical conditions that are easily preventable. In the southwest province of Balochistan, which has some of the worst health statistics in the world, the situation is particularly dire.   Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the largest international healthcare providers in the province. MSF provides obstetric and gynaecological

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Family all​ege​s the security forces of abducting Dr. Shahzaib Baloch and a disabled person

Dr Shahzaib Baloch who is a student of MBBS final year was extra-judicially abducted on June 1 2019 by the state security forces from Shahrak town of Turbat. The family sources of Dr Shahzaib alleged the security forces of forcibly disappearing the medical student who was visiting his family to celebrate Eid.  The security forces also whisked away with them

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Security forces forcibly disappear two from Kalat

According to confirmed sources, Jameel Baloch a student leader and Engineer Feroz Baloch were whisked away from Kalat on 30 May 2019 by the personnel of security forces while both the abductees were travelling from Quetta to celebrate Eid with their families in Panjgur district of Balochistan. Dissenting voices have always been a target of the security forces in Pakistan. They have

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Iranian Police Arrest 30 In Protest Against The Killing Of A Young Baloch Man

Reports from Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan Province say some 30 people have been arrested in a rally to protest local authorities for killing a young Balochi man. Local people gathered on May 27, 2019, in front of the governor’s office in the provincial capital Zahedan after police shot dead a young man. The state security forces called for backup

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