Pakistani forces attack Baloch IDPs in Sindh. Abducted dozens including women and children – BRP

imagesPakistani forces continue attacks against Baloch refugees and internally displaced people who had to migrate from their ancestral lands because of military operations and continuous atrocities by state forces. The forces attacked Bugti Baloch IDPs in Ghotki district of Sindh today. Houses of IDPs were attacked, valuables looted and the residents were tortured and abducted. Wadera Hasil Khan Bugti’s house was attacked and his aged mother namely Hani bibi; his wife Murad Khatoon and infant son Abdul Rehman were abducted and taken toward an undisclosed location.

Dozens of other people including women and children were also abducted but their identity could not be ascertained immediately. The state forces looted & took away valuables from the houses of poor Bugti IDPs including cash, livestock and grain which they earned after years of hard-work in the difficult living conditions as IDPs.

Hundreds of thousands Baloch mostly Bugti tribe’s people migrated to different parts of Balochistan, Sindh and even in Afghanistan after the start of military operations and atrocities in their homeland. Military operation started in early 2000s continues full-fledged even after almost a decade ago and continues to gain momentum day after day.

State forces launch armed offensives against Baloch civilians on daily basis, attack their villages, kill and abduct their loved ones, torch their houses and standing crops, loot their valuables and livestock, pollute the sources of drinking water, plant landmines. All these atrocities are aimed to compel the poor inhabitants of the areas to migrate so that the way for foreign companies for plunder of the natural resources could be paved.

China is a major crime partner of Pakistani state in Baloch genocide and ongoing atrocities in Balochistan. It is eyeing the Baloch national wealth i.e. the natural resources of Balochistan. Baloch Republican Party appeals to the international community and world human rights and refugee organization to take action on the forceful migration of Baloch people from their homeland and attacks on them even after the migration. If serious measures have not been taken to safeguard the lives of innocent Baloch civilians, it is feared that the sense of immunity by Pakistani forces will take more innocent lives in coming days.