Balochistan: an upsurge in the cases of extrajudicial killings and the discovery of mutilated bodies during June 2022

London: July 2, 2022 According to the monthly newsletter of Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC), released to the media today, there has been a reported increase in the number of extrajudicial killings in Balochistan during June 2022. In addition, the report mentioned that while 21 persons were abducted by the security forces or proxy death squad from various districts of Balochistan, an alarming number of … Continue reading Balochistan: an upsurge in the cases of extrajudicial killings and the discovery of mutilated bodies during June 2022

BHRC Report March 2022: Enforced disappearances and Extra-judicial killings in Balochistan

London: The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) has published its latest monthly newsletter, documenting the cases of enforced disappearance and extra-judicial killings in Balochistan in the month of March 2022. According to the BHRC newsletter, at least 27 people were subjected to enforced disappearance whilst 11 were extra-judicially murdered by the state security forces and its auxiliary militant organizations. The data collected by the BHRC is as follows: March … Continue reading BHRC Report March 2022: Enforced disappearances and Extra-judicial killings in Balochistan

Number of enforced disappearances in February has increased by 10 per cent compared to January 2022: BHRC

London: According to data collected by the London based human rights advocacy organization, Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC), the number of enforced disappearances has increased by 10 per cent compared to January 2022. The related details published in BHRC’s February 2022 newsletter are as follows: February 1, 2022 Security forces picked up two persons from District Kech on January 31, 2022, and their whereabouts are … Continue reading Number of enforced disappearances in February has increased by 10 per cent compared to January 2022: BHRC

The call for international intervention in Sindh and Balochistan: legal and humanitarian aspects

Samad Baloch The principle of humanitarian intervention is based on the notion of protecting people from being harmed. The actions of a consistent case of human rights violations by a state would transfer the duty of the protection to the broader community, which is to the international community. Many actions of the religious fundamentalist state of Pakistan during the last few decades are in clear violation … Continue reading The call for international intervention in Sindh and Balochistan: legal and humanitarian aspects

BHRC publishes a book, “Balochistan of Pakistan: A brief on the miseries and sufferings of a people”

Abstract: The colonial powers in order to safeguard their interests in regions where they had ruled, divided nations, and created artificial states. As a consequence of this policy, several regions of Asia and Africa became zones of never-ending conflicts and turmoil. The Baloch are among the largest national entities (only second to Kurds) in the world without a state of their own and one of … Continue reading BHRC publishes a book, “Balochistan of Pakistan: A brief on the miseries and sufferings of a people”

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, is eroding the socio-political foundations … Continue reading The Islamization of Balochistan

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 care to mothers, and paediatric … Continue reading Witnessing poor mother and child healthcare in Balochistan

State of Human Rights in 2018 – Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Annual Report: March 2019 Highlights: Pakistan and international human rights mechanisms:Pakistan has affirmed in its election pledge to the Human Righ Council that it is ‘firmly resolved to uphold, promote and safeguard universal human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.’ HRCP expressed concern that Pakistan had chosen to only ‘note’ key human rights principles including, among others, the reporting of investigation and prosecution of security … Continue reading State of Human Rights in 2018 – Human Rights Commission of Pakistan