Ever since then protests against the illegal and forced annexation of their country have been a routine affair in Balochistan with the most noticeable one being the killing of Sardar Akber Bugti and 26 of his tribesmen by the Pakistan Army in 2006. Arrests, torture, killings, and disappearances became a routine
affair. As a rough estimate, almost 6000 people are still missing beside thousands killed.
The New Year 2019, has nothing good stored either for the Balochs like the previous years. The Pakistan Army has the blood of 18 innocents Baloch in just one month and is responsible for 77 disappearances.
What is most appalling is the recent recovery of 10 highly decomposed bodies which were brought by Edhi foundation to TeramilGraveyard in Dasht for burial on January 08th, 2019. Burial of these bodies withoutDNA test have caused
obvious anguish to the families of disappeared victims, as they will never come to know whether their kins are alive or dead. It is a different thing that families still remain on hunger strike in front of Quetta Press Club for the return of unknowns.
The figure of 18 and 77 may be just the tip of the iceberg as even today 26 districts of Balochistan still remain inaccessible due to the media blockade
by Pakistan Army and nothing much is known about these places. Media gag is to keep the atrocities under wrap and suppress the voices raised against the violations committed by the forces.
With ever-increasing protests in the province, it is imperative for the Imran Khan to control the rogue Pakistani Army at the earliest in their spree of killing innocents. Thereafter he must
address the demands of locals to ameliorate their grievances. Unless that is done nothing is going to stop the volcano to erupt and if that happens it may jeopardize the entire country.
12 Feb 2019/Tuesday Written by Azadazraq