A new rise of inhumane activity is happening in Pakistan as continued genocide in a Pakistani province occurs.
According to Times Now, a newly exposed dossier of images showing the Islamabad military systemically killing Balochistan was uncovered. There were over three hundred Baloch nationals killed in the past year.
On Nov. 12, 2021, a Baloch identified as Abdul Wahab was abducted by “Security Forces” (SF) during a raid in Dera Bugti District. Then, on Nov. 13, 2021, brothers Muhammad Essa and Abdul Haq were also forcibly removed from their homes in the Mashkay area of Awaran District.
As of writing, the location of these individuals is still unknown.
The Baloch National Movement (BNM), a nationalist organization seeking independence from Pakistan, said SF had kidnapped 46 people, where 28 of which were released after being tortured.
The BNM had reportedly been trying to coordinate diplomatically with the Pakistani government for decades. Still, they were met with a brutal military force that’s now turning into extrajudicial killings and genocide.
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TIMES NOW EXCLUSIVE
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In the newly discovered dossier, Pakistan is reportedly on an ongoing campaign to “pick, torture, and kill Balochs who are fighting for their rights.” Over the last five years, this is the count of missing people in the Baloch region:
- 41,000 women missing
- another 22,6000 adults missing
- 15,000 children enslaved
- 366 killed in 2021
- 75 killed by Pakistani SF
“The Frontier Corps, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and other groups have taken a decade-long campaign of ‘pick up and dump’ in which Baloch nationalists and the innocent bystanders are picked up, disappeared, tortured, mutilated and killed,” the documents add.
Major General GD Bakshi said this is the “worst genocide in human history.”
Government-backed Special Forces?
This Sunday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) assigned a team to track and trace people who are running negative social media posts about the Pakistani military. In one incident, six SF were martyred after an army helicopter crashed amid a “food relief operation in Balochistan.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif said the Baloch people are “ridiculing the sacrifices of martyrs” and that these comments are simply “horrifying.”
“The social media campaign belittling & ridiculing the sacrifices of our martyrs was horrifying. This is what self-righteous political narratives do: they poison the minds of the youth & weaponize hate speech.”
“Which way are we headed? The moment calls for a deep reflection,” PM Sharif wrote on his Twitter handle.
However, Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said the accident felt off.
“All the people in the helicopter are the asset of the country and the pride of the nation,” he said.
Bizenjo said he acknowledges the nation’s loss in the tragedy and that the people of Baloch “salutes the martyrs.”
Additionally, to seem justified, the Pakistani government introduced the “Criminal Law Bill 2021” in the National Assembly on June 7, 2021. This bill will supposedly punish civilians and the military who are proven to have enforced the disappearance of an individual. This was more of a PR stunt, trying to appease protesters in the region. The bill has yet to be passed as a law.
Additionally, many have raised their eyebrows about the bill since it’s generally known that Pakistan courts are a “menace” to the public. The Balochistan Police submitted a case to the Supreme Court, citing the bill as a way to report the missing cases in the province. Still, Judge Gulzar Ahmed pulled the case down, saying the proof sent was “unsatisfactory.”
“You (police) do not know how to investigate cases,” he added.
Still, the increasing number of killings (especially in July) has been irrefutable. As of writing, the Baloch nationals are fighting independently, and no humanitarian intervention is happening yet.
Will Baloch be a genocide that the world could’ve prevented? Stay tuned for our updates on the story here at SOFREP.