‘Pak must end disappearances, extrajudicial killings in Baloch, Sindh’

NEW DELHI: US Congressman Brad Sherman on Saturday called out on Pakistan to end “enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings” particularly referring to Balochistan and Sindh regions, The Balochistan Post reported.
Emphasizing that while US does not interfere in Pakistan’s domestic affairs, he added that it remains committed to addressing human rights breaches that occur in Pakistan.
“Pakistan must put an end to enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan and Sindh,” he said.
He was speaking at an event organised by the Congressman at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Highlighting the case of MahRang Baloch, a human rights activist, Sherman said on X, “Mahrang Baloch was 16 when Pakistani security forces abducted her father, who was found dead two years later”.
“She is now a part of a women-led protest in Islamabad, calling for an end to enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings”, he added.
According to The Balochistan Post, T Kumar, a former director of Amnesty International, warned that if such practices continue, they would destroy Pakistan’s moral foundation.
Waheed Baloch, the ex-chairperson of the Baloch Students Organisation (BSO), who was also a part of the event emphasized the general inhumanity of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, claiming that no individual with human sensitivity could condone such behavior.
Meanwhile, the Baloch Yakjehti Committee and other rights organizations claimed that Pakistan’s military institutions are responsible for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of innocent people in Balochistan, and that the state’s mainstream parties, government, judiciary, and media are complicit in these crimes, Dawn reported.
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