We call for sending a UN fact-finding mission to Balochistan-Dr. Naseem Baloch
Geneva: Addressing at the 29th meeting of the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Baloch National Movement’s Chairman Dr. Naseem Baloch has called to send a fact-finding mission of the United Nations to Balochistan.
The 51st regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council was held in Geneva from September 12 to October 7.
Full text of Dr. Naseem Baloch’s speech:
We would like to draw your attention to the worsening human rights violations in Balochistan by Pakistan. Enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings have been a daily practice there for many years. However, there has been a record surge in these cases in the recent months.
This year, till August Pakistani forces have forcibly disappeared 505 people and killed 147.
In Ziarat area of Balochistan counter terrorism department (CTD) killed 11 persons in a fake encounter, later, 6 of them were identified as missing persons.
In Lahore, more than 100 dead bodies were found, are yet to be confirmed. However, it is believed that they were from the missing persons.
There are verified reports of abduction of women and children by security agencies and their death squads. As Balochistan is a no-go area for media and human rights organizations, nothing is being reported about the worsening situation.
Pakistan has no respect for international laws and human rights obligations. It’s actions in Balochistan require immediate attention. Perpetrators must face justice. We call for sending a UN fact-finding mission to Balochistan to ascertain the magnitude of human rights violations.