VBMP demand recovery of missing persons in Balochistan‏

Published December 10, 2014
Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) hold a protest rally on the occasion of International Human Rights Day outside Balochistan High Court. –INP Photo
Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) hold a protest rally on the occasion of International Human Rights Day outside Balochistan High Court. –INP Photo

QUETTA: To mark International Human Rights Day, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) on Wednesday demanded the release of all Baloch political workers in the province.

VBMP took out a protest rally from Quetta Press Club that culminated outside Balochistan High Court after passing through different roads of the city.

Chairman VBMP, Nasrullah Baloch led the protesters carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans "stop extra-judicial killings", "recover missing persons", etc during the protest.

They were demanding the recovery of Baloch missing political workers.

"A large number of Baloch political workers have been missing in Balochistan," Nasrullah Baloch claimed.

He said in spite of claims on the part of the nationalist-led government, workers were disappearing in the province.

Protesters also chanted slogans against law enforcement agencies and the provincial government.

Nasrullah Baloch also claimed that dead bodies of Baloch workers were being found in different parts of the province.

Read also: 'Voice of Baloch Missing Persons' caravan reaches Islamabad

He said that if any worker has committed a crime then they have to be produced before a court of law, but if they are innocent then the authorities must free them.

Police guarded the protesters during the rally that ended peacefully outside Balochistan High Court.

Baloch nationalist groups have claimed that a large number of political workers were missing in Balochistan.

However, Home Secretary Balochistan, Akbar Durrani said only 143 persons were missing in the province during the last a decade

Durrani stated that up till now 80 political workers were traced whereas the dead bodies of 33 Baloch missing persons were found.

VBMP contradict the home secretary's statistics; claiming the number of dead bodies and missing persons was higher then what was officially being quoted.

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