Amnesty International’s Concerns
International human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (IE), has taken notice of the worsening situation in Balochistan in a recently issued statement. It has appealed to all parties involved in the conflict, including the government and the armed nationalist groups, to opt for a quick solution of the turmoil in order to avoid further violation of human rights in the gas-rich province.
In its statement, AI has demanded that the government of Pakistan “must” investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months. “Activists, politicians and student leaders are among those who have been targeted in enforced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests and cases of torture and other ill-treatment. The violence takes place against a backdrop of increasing political unrest and Pakistan army operations in Balochistan, south western Pakistan,” said the statement. (Read More)