Articles for tag: enforced disapperances, missing persons

Lateef Johar

Eight-year-old Bohair. He was eight months old when his father was taken away by the military.

The tragic story of a Baloch family from the ‘town of mass graves’

On Feb 18, 2019, online Baloch activists shared a picture of a smiling eight-year-old child with a caption that read that Bohair was an eight-month-old infant when his father, Atiq Ur Rahman, was abducted by Pakistan military and he is still missing. Atiq was taken away during a late-night raid on his house in Khuzda’r ...

News Desk

Pashteen blocked from visiting families of Baloch missing persons

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen was blocked by security officials on Monday when he reached the Quetta airport to visit the protest camp of families of Baloch missing persons. FIA officials stopped the PTM leader at the airport and forced him to return on the next flight. Pashteen had arrived in the city ...

News Desk

Mass grave containing four bodies found in Balochistan

A mass grave was found in Balochistan’s Panjgur district on 17 July, 2018, containing four bodies decomposed beyond recognition. Relatives of missing persons, a term used for victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, flocked to the site of the mass grave fearing the bodies might belong to their loved ones. However, there was no way ...

Haji Naseer

Tales from the dungeon: Haji Naseer

In the Tales from the Dungeon series of Balochistan Times, former victims of enforced disappearance recount their ordeal. Haji Naseer was one of the first political activists to be whisked away by Pakistan military from Balochistan in 2004. He now lives in Germany as a refugee.   My name is Haji Naseer, and I am ...

Sameer Mehrab

A photo by an unknown artist about power politics.

The role of law in Baloch-Pakistan conflict

Why ask the Baloch to follow Pakistan’s constitution, when the state itself disregards its laws in punishing the Baloch for not following Pakistan’s constitution? The constitution is a social contract between the state and its citizens to govern and to be governed under a set of agreed-upon laws. The Baloch people had no role in ...

Dr Naseem Baloch

Photo by Haneef Shareef

Tales from the Dungeon: Dr Naseem Baloch (Part I)

In the Tales from the Dungeon series of Balochistan Times, former victims of enforced disappearance recount their ordeal. Dr Naseem Baloch was forcibly disappeared twice. He was first whisked away by security forces in 2005 along with Dr Imdad Baloch, Dr Allah Nizar, Dr Yousuf Murad, Ghulam Rasool, Akhtar Nadeem and Ali Nawaz Gohar, all ...

Farzana Majeed, 27, poses for a portrait holding a photograph of her brother Zakir. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

گہارےءِ بے وابی

اے نبشتانک چہ نامداریں اہوالکار ءُ ناول نویس محمد حنیف ءِ انگریزی کتاب ءَ تاج بلوچ ءُ ساجد حسین ءَ رجانک کُتگ۔ اے کتاب بیگواہیں بلوچانی سرا انت۔ اشی ءِ پش کپتگیں بہر یک یک ءَ بلوچستان ٹائمز ءَ شنگ کنگ بنت۔   فرزانہ مجیدءَ چہ بلوچستان یونیورسٹیءَ بائیوکیمسٹریءِ تہا ماسٹرز کتگءُ نوں ایم فل ...

Keyya Baloch

بلوچستان ءَ انسانی حقانی لگتمالی: کوئٹہ پریس کلبءَ مراگش

فتح شاکر ءِ اے رپورٹ کیا بلوچ ءَ چہ اردو ءَ رجانک کتگ۔   بلوچستان ءِ سیاسی گَلّ بلوچ ہیومن رائٹس آرگنائزیشن ءُ وائس فار بلوچ مسنگ پرسنز ءِ واکداراں گشتگ کہ ملک ءَ جمہوری رہبند ءِ ہست بوہگ ءَ ابید ہم بلوچستان، خیبرپختونخوا ءُ سندھ ءَ انسانی حقانی ہلاپ ورزی برجاہ انت۔ بلوچستان ءِ ...