QUETTA: Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, an organization striving for the safe recovery of missing persons, announced to boycott the hearing of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) regarding missing persons which has been underway in Quetta since June 4th.
Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP) Nasurllah Baloch made this announcement while addressing a news conference at hunger strike camp pitched outside the Quetta Press Club on Friday. He said the relatives of missing persons have not trust in judicial commission. “We don’t trust investigation team and commission more since it had failed to give any result earlier. Relatives pinned all their hope on Supreme Court now,” he said and adding that the government had constituted two committees earlier but the committees yet to file any report pertaining to missing persons.
He alleged that the head of the investigation team is also the member of secret agency. “How can we expect justice from certain officials that are also involved in illegal detentions?”
He said Judicial commission had not recovered a single missing person because the clain of recovery of Abdul Rahuf is not true since he was recovered Chief Justices of Pakistan.
“The Supreme court hearings also assure that government functionaries are behind the practices of enforced disappearances in Balochistan,” he said. “Our organization provided a list of 118 missing persons while another list of 20 missing persons is also prepared and would be submitted to Supreme Court.”
Responding to a query, he said that the relatives of missing persons are receiving threats to their lives from the secret agencies. “The security agencies have threatened the relatives that they should not appear before the Supreme Court. These potential threats left great impact as most of the relatives are not willing to appear or disclose before the court that their loved ones were picked up by government functionaries,” he said.
He said that relatives of missing persons Mujeebullah, Yasin and Haji Mustafa were kidnapped and their bullet riddled bodies were found. “They wanted to appear before the Supreme Court,” he said.
He lauded the courage of police saying they produced the footage of the incidents in which three persons are being picked up by security forces.
Nasurllah Baloch said incessant practices of enforced disappearances are clear message to Supreme Court that they are powerful than Judiciary. However, relatives hoping that judiciary will continue to play its role in order to end this humanitarian crisis in Balochistan, he added.