Disappearances in Pakistan on the Rise

A campaign against the enforced disappearances in Pakistan on rise is gaining momentum . On January 28,2019 the campaign was jointly launched by human rights organizations including The Voice for Baluch Missing Persons, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement – PTM, Voice for Sindhi Missing Persons, Committee for Release of Shia Missing-Persons and others has drawn attention of world community.

As a result of vigorous campaign social media activists from all over the world has recorded their protest against enforced disappearances and demanded for release all persons went missing by force in Pakistan.

Imran Khan government has failed to solve this issue because it is Pakistan army state subject. The mainstream political parties admit un-officially, behind closed doors that solution of this issue is out of their authority and they blame establishment. Even Apex court could not provide justice to victim families despite tall claims made by judges sitting there.

Pashtuns, Baluch, Sindhis, Sarakis and Urdu-speaking living in Karachi call themselves Mohajirs, Shias are more targets and there are hundreds of enforced missing persons belong to these ethnic and religious groups. Recently a Saraiki nationalist Ahmed Mustafa from Saraiki region of Punjab went missing by force. Ahmed Mustafa Kanju is nephew of Abdul Majeed Kanju, head of National Saraiki Party and was picked up allegedly by law-enforcement forces from Rahyeemyar Khan on January 1, 2019 and till date his whereabouts are not known.

Human rights organizations working in Pakistan allege that voice against enforced disappearances in Pakistan has become dangerous job for them. They say many social media activists, bloggers, political workers, student leaders and writers have been picked up by force and went missing.

According to Abdul Majeed Kanjoo, president of Seraikis National Party (SNP), "The distorted ideology of Islam has turned Pakistan into a jail for the o p p r e s s e d nations. He said, the army has been directed to focus upon three areas Punjab plus Seraikis, Pukhtoon plus Balochistan and Sindh plus Muhajir.

Actually political struggle for decolonization and national rights was initiated in 1885 and compelled the colonial power withdrawal in 1947. All was set to get start but rejection by the component natives prevailed, so they wanted the creation be doubly camouflaged and also be extra secured. For that they picked a facilitator troika from within the geography,, oversized (62.50%)Punjab, to act as caretaker and watch dog of fort of Islam, Punjabi army to provide security befitting a garrison and perform as non state actors too and the Mullahs to provide Islamic cover to all unethical acts and forbid Russian influence in the region through Jehhad.

"States or nations some time decide the military way about a pure political problem and bear big lose and the fact is that politics and military cannot go together" said Abdul Majeed Kanjoo


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