Around 21,000 people have gone missing in Balochistan, claims Baloch activist Mama Qadeer, adding that they had received 6,000 mutilated bodies to date. "Why are political parties silent on the issue of Balochistan?"
Qadeer was speaking at a press conference held by the Baloch student organisation Azad and Baloch Voice of Missing Persons (BVMP) at Karachi Press Club on Thursday.
"The 13 people killed by the Frontier Corps (FC) in Turbat on Monday were not militants but nationalists, who were kidnapped by some agencies some time ago," he alleged. "The FC claims that they killed militants but these were extrajudicial killings."
About the killings of 20 labourers, including Sindhis, in Turbat on Saturday, he said that the Baloch Liberation Army was not involved in the incident. "The agencies killed them in order to create differences between the Baloch and Sindhi people."
Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2015.