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373 missing persons killed in past one year: VBMP

QUETTA: Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Chairman Nasarullah Baloch has claimed that as many as 373 mutilated dead bodies of missing persons were recovered during one year rule of the incumbent government.

Addressing to a press conference here at Quetta Press Club on Monday, he said that the said number of dead bodies excludes the number of dead recovered from the mass graves from Totak area of Khuzdar. He said that only 25 bodies could not be recovered out of the said number, adding that this proves the fact that the enforced disappearances and throwing of the mutilated dead bodies has not abated as least bit.

He said that the appearance of the case of the missing persons could not be held on 6th of May this year for unknown reasons at Supreme Court and now after lapse of 2 weeks no hearing of the missing persons is held in the apex court which is causing anxiety among the family members of the missing persons. He said that Latif Johar has been on hunger strike since last 41 days and insists to continue it till death for the release of Zahid Baloch. He said that his life is under severe threat. He said that under such grave circumstances, the security forces wanted to give a protective shield to the unconstitutional, inhuman and heartrending acts.

“We want government to take back its decision and make practical efforts against Pakistan Protection Bill.” He demanded of the government (provincial) to adopt a condemnation resolution against PPO like the Sindh Assembly did. “If it doesn’t go for it, we would consider provincial government a party to the crimes against innocent people,” he said. He said that the whereabouts of three persons arrested on the charges of being terrorist, Innayatulalh, Abdul Fetah and Basham, on 23rd May are still unknown which is making their families all the more apprehensive. (Courtesy: Daily Times )

Published in The Balochistan Point on June 3, 2014

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