QUETTA: A complete shutter-down strike was observed in many areas of Balochistan on Friday in protest against the killing of Baloch
Republican Party (BRP) Central Information Secretary Jalel Reki and Baloch National Movement (BNM) activist Muhammad Yunus.
Their bodies were found in Aap Sar area of Turbat on Tuesday.
The strike call was given by BRP and was supported by BNM and various other student organisations. All shops, markets, commercial
establishments, banks, pharmacies and restaurants remained closed for the day. Traffic was thin on the roads as people preferred to
stay within their houses in support of the strike call. Routine life in major parts of Balochistan remained paralysed on Saturday. Strikes
were also observed in Panjgur, Gwadar, Turbat, Pasni Jiwani, Ormara, Mastung, Mongechar, Awaran, Tump, Hoshap, Mand, Buleida,
Khuzdar, Surab, Kalat amd Dera Allah Yar.
Political leaders and parties issued statements to newspapers condemning the killing of missing persons while in custody. No untoward
incident was reported from any part of Balochistan during the shutter down strike. staff report
EDITORIAL: Kill and dump continues
With another two bodies of Baloch nationalists found in Turbat three days ago, the kill and dump policy of the security forces continues
unabated. One of the victims, the central information secretary of the Baloch Republican Party, Jalel Reiki, was abducted in classic
fashion in February 2009. The other, Mohammad Younas, was a Baloch National Movement activist. Independent organisations like
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) have extensively documented the human rights
abuses including extrajudicial executions, torture, enforced disappearances, and forced displacement of civilians committed in
Balochistan by the military, intelligence agencies, and the Frontier Corps (FC). HRW documented the killing and dumping of at least
150 Baloch nationalists in the first six months of this year alone.
The ongoing Baloch insurgency is the fifth armed insurgency since the creation of Pakistan. In the 25 years between the last
insurgency that ended in 1977 and the current one that emerged in 2002, the political struggle for their rights by the Baloch people
bore no fruit. Baloch anger and a sense of deprivation at the state’s usurpation without adequate recompense of the province’s rich
mineral and fossil fuel resources, once again manifested itself in a guerrilla struggle. Issues of provincial autonomy, lack of employment
opportunities and abject poverty in the province despite its rich natural resources have been adding fuel to the fire. Yet, each time the
state’s response has been that of unleashing the military and letting loose a reign of terror on the Baloch people. Apart from targeting
nationalist activists, the security forces have increasingly been cleansing the province of Baloch human rights activists and academics
critical of the military. Siddique Eido and Naeem Sabir of the HRCP, and Saba Dashtiyari, a professor at the University of Balochistan
and an acclaimed Baloch writer and poet were killed this year for raising their voices.
The atrocities of the security agencies are mounting, the evidence piling up. Yet, the political government continues to behave like a
deaf, blind and mute wretch. Despite knowing full well the situation, and being faced with repeated calls to end the atrocities via
impartial and transparent investigations of the aforesaid crimes, the government has failed to even initiate a process of accountability
or redress. As in the case of Bangladesh, the state has turned on itself and its own people for vested interests. Balochistan could well
become the Bangladesh of tomorrow if a fair political settlement is not reached in time. As in the case of Bangladesh, blame on the
‘foreign hand’ could become a self-fulfilling prophecy, especially given the geo-strategic location and rich natural resources of
Balochistan. Moreover, continuing to ignore abuses by the military and intelligence agencies in Balochistan is a blot on the fair face of
the country and its democratic dispensation. A stop to the kill and dump policy is the first step towards an improvement in the situation,
which could hopefully open the door to a negotiated political settlement to bring the province’s sufferings to an end. *
Pakistan kills yet another Baloch leader;
dad's peaceful protests went unheard
Baltimore Foreign Policy Examiner
November 25, 2011
Amid vociferous slogans against Pakistan and in favor of independence of France-sized Balochistan, leader of a major Baloch political
party was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Surab area of Kalat Friday.
Jalil Reki, 35, central spokesperson for the Baloch Republican Party, was forcibly disappeared by more than dozen people of Pakistani
intelligence on February 13 2009 while he was returning home after Friday prayers in capital Quetta.
Bullet riddled, badly tortured bodies of Reki and a second victim Yunus Baloch, who also belonged to B.R.P., were found Thursday
from Mand area, neighboring Iran.
Reki's father Qadeer Reki, vice president of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, had been staging peaceful protests in front of press
clubs in Pakistanwithout fail on a daily basis.
“All missing persons are my sons and I will continue my struggle for their release,” Reki was cited by the Baloch Hal news webzine as
Dr. Wahid Baloch, president of Baloch Society of North America, strongly condemned the killing of top Baloch leader Jalil Reki as part
of the ongoing "kill and dump" policy of Frontier Corps in Balochistan.
Dr. Baloch, who met U.S. vice president Joe Biden last year, asked the world community to help stop the extrajudicial killing of Baloch
"Intervention is long overdue and must be carried out without any further delay. It is time for the International community to break their
silence and do something," Dr. Baloch said. "Enough is enough."
In a letter to the U.S. State Department, American Friends of Balochistan activists Rashid Baloch of Dallas, Malik Baloch of Houston and
Zahid Mir of Columbus called upon the U.S. to help the Baloch in the same way it helped the Libyan rebels.
They drew the attention of the U.S. to the attacks on NATO oil tankers initiated by the Infamous Inter Services intelligence.
“As such, the American Friends of Balochistan demands of the government of the United States to take immediate steps and measures
to help the people of Balochistan just like it did in Libya to secure U.S. long-term vital interests in the region,” the three A.F.B. members
“We also urge the U.S. to give visa waivers to Baloch activists who are escaping persecution in Pakistan and Iran,” they urged.
BBC Urdu cited Qadeer Reki as saying he did not expect justice in Pakistan. Fate of 1,400 documented Baloch victims of enforced
disapperances is still unknown in spite of three years of continuous protests.
Missing Persons: Body identified as Baloch
nationalist Jalel Reki
The bodies, discovered two days ago, were identified on Thursday.
By Shehzad Baloch
Published: November 25, 2011
The bodies, discovered two days ago, were identified on Thursday. PHOTO: NASEEM JAMES
Two bodies that had been found earlier this week in Mand have now been identified on Thursday as the well known Central Information
Secretary of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Jalel Reki and a Baloch National Movement activist Mohammad Yunus.
The 32-year-old nationalist Reki was whisked away on February 13 2009 by a group of armed men, according to witnesses.
“The deceased persons were found shot dead in Kech district in the late hours of Tuesday. The victims were shot in the head and
chest,” official sources said. The body of Yunus was handed over to his relatives and shifted to his ancestral town in Panjgur for burial.
Reki’s body, which bore multiple marks of torture, was shifted to Quetta.
Reki’s father, Qadir Baloch, who had been on strike outside the Quetta press club for close to two years, was sitting at the strike camp
when he was informed that his missing son’s body had been found. “It was obvious that I would one day receive the body of my son but
I have no regret over the recovery of his bullet-riddled body. He has sacrificed his life for a great cause and the Baloch nation,” he told
The Express Tribune as he left the camp. “Secret agencies and security personnel in uniform whisked away my son,” Baloch alleged.
Baloch added that an FIR was registered at Quetta’s Shalkot Police Station against the then inspector general of the Frontier Corps
Major-General Saleem Nawaz and another security official for their alleged involvement in Reki’s disappearance from his residence.
Reki has left behind a widow, a five-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter.
BRP, led by self-exiled nationalist Brahmdug Bugti, has announced a three-day shutter-down strike and 40 days of mourning across
Balochistan to condemn the killing of its leader. Shops and trading centres in Khuzdar, adjoining areas and some parts of Makran
remained closed after news broke of the recovery of Reki’s body.
According to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP), 236 bodies have been found dumped in public places to date.
Another Baloch Leader Killed
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Kill and dump policies carries on by Pakistani death squad agencies.
by Somalan Baloch
(November 25, Balochistan, Sri Lanka Guardian)Kill and Dump policy of occupying state pakistan’s secret agencies and forces
continues, 2 more mutilated dead bodies have been recovered from a mountainous area of Mand area of Turbat, Balochistan on
Tuesday.bodies were shot in head and chest and were dumped there a time ago. both two mutilated bodies were kept in hospital for
identification, due to brutal torture they couldn't be recognized yesterday.
According to the details, 2 mutilated dead bodies have been recovered from “Ballo” area of Mand, Levies took the bodies into custody
and transferred them to Mand hospital. The victims were killed by shooting in heads and chests while the scare of torture and acidic
acid were found on their bodies.
latest sources from mand told after a long period both two deceased and tortured bodies were identified as Mohammad Younis Baloch
of Panjgoor who was arrested by Iranian death squad two months back later on handed him to Pakistani intelligence agencies while the
other body was of Baloch Republican party BRP leader Khalil Reeki son of Mama Qadeer Baloch the General Secretary for Voice of
Baloch Missing persons VBMP.
Jaleel Reeki was abducted by Pakistani intelligence agencies two years back. the news of both Baloch leaders death spread like a fire
in Jangle. Business totally shuts down in Balochistan while Baloch nationalists parties calls for shutter down strike in all over Balochistan
for two days. The family members of both Baloch blames Pakistani security agencies for killing Baloch patriots.
Two Baloch activists found dead
Friday, November 25, 2011
QUETTA: Two dead bodies that had been found dumped in the Aap Sar area of Turbat two days ago were identified on Thursday as
being those of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Central Informational Secretary Jalel Reki and Baloch National Movement (BNM) activist
According to relatives, Jalil Reki was whisked away on February 13, 2009, by a group of armed men from Sariab Road after Friday
The BRP announced a three-day shutter down strike across the Balochistan and 40 days of mourning to condemn the killing of its
According to the victim’s father, an FIR was registered at Shalkot Police Station, against the then inspector general of Frontier Corps
(FC), Major General Saleem Nawaz, and an official of a secret agency for their alleged involvement in whisking away the BRP central
leader near his residence.
A local constructor, Muhammad Younus, was a resident of Tasp in Panjgur. His body was handed over to his relatives and was shifted
to his ancestral town in Panjgur for burial. The body of Jalil Reki, which bore multiple marks of torture, was also shifted to Quetta.
Mutilated corpse identified as that of BRP’s Jalil Reki
Shahzada Zulfiqar Friday, 25 Nov 2011 3:57 am | Comments (0)
QUETTA - One of the two bullet riddled bodies found yesterday were on Thursday identified as Jalil Reki, the central information
secretary of Baloch Republican Party (BRP).
The party has announced 40 days of mourning and has given a call for a three-day shut down throughout the province to protest the
killing of its central leader allegedly at the hands of intelligence agencies.
Reki’s family members alleged that he had been whisked away by the personnel of an intelligence agency on February 13, 2009 from
the Sariab area of Quetta while coming out of a mosque after Friday prayers.
Two dead bodies were found on Wednesday in the mountains of Sheraz Koh in Mund Bulo, the border town at Pakistan-Iran border,
some 1250 kilometre southwest of Quetta. The bodies were kept at a hospital’s morgue in Turbat town for identification. Another dead
body was identified as Mohammad Younus Baloch, a member of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) - a separatist group formed by
late Ghulam Mohammad Baloch. Ghulam Mohammad, along with two leaders of the BRP and the BNM, was whisked away in broad
daylight, and killed in similar manner.
Reki’s father, Abdul Qadeer Baloch, who had formed the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons with other relatives of missing persons, had
been observing a hunger strike outside Quetta Press Club for the release of his son and other missing persons. He claimed that about
a dozen personnel arrived in four vehicles and abducted Reki. He said that his son had sacrificed his life for his motherland Balochistan
and the Baloch nation and he was proud of him. He promised to continue his struggle for the safe recovery of all Baloch missing
persons and he would not give up his struggle for their safe recovery.
Meanwhile, Nasrullah Baloch, chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, said the recovered bodies of Reki and Younus Baloch
were a slap on the face of rulers and the organisations dispensing justice. He asked international human rights organisations to take
notice of the incidents of abduction, extra judicial killings and recovery of decomposed dead bodies of Baloch people.
BNM Chairman Khalil Baloch paid tribute to both Reki and Younus, saying that both the political activists faced mental agony and
physical torture before being killed. He said that every dead body was providing fuel for the Baloch struggle for independence.
BRP Spokesman Sher Mohammad Bugti said the recovery of dead bodies reflected the continuation of the state’s policy of genocide
towards the Baloch nation. He said that Jalil and Younus had followed Baloch martyred Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, Nawabzada Balach
Marri and hundred of others who had laid their lives for their motherland. He said that over 300 dead bodies of Baloch missing persons
had been thrown in the streets since June 2010.
On Eid, no festivities for protesting families
Women, children participate in rally for abducted family members.
By Shehzad Baloch
Published: November 10, 2011
Women, children participate in rally for abducted family members. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/EXPRESS/FILE
QUETTA: A score of women and children participated in a rally in Quetta on the first day of Eidul Azha to protest the abduction and
disappearance of hundreds of Baloch, appealing to the international community, particularly the United Nations for help.
The rally, organised by advocacy group Voice For Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP), began from a hunger strike camp outside the
Quetta Press Club and marched through the provincial capital.
About 50 women and children participated in the protest holding placards and portraits of their loved ones and chanted slogans such
as “release all missing Baloch political opponents or produce them before a court of law and “stop dumping bullet-riddled bodies of
missing persons on roads”.
Addressing the protesters, VFBMP Chairman Nasrullah Baloch said that neither the judiciary nor the government had made any efforts
to release even a single missing person.
“The issue of enforced disappearances has gone unnoticed, and that is why we have taken to the roads. It has been almost a year and
a half since the relatives of missing persons have been on strike,” he said, adding that the National Crisis Management Cell is backing
the government and its functionaries.
“Our apprehensions that all missing political opponents are subjected to brutal torture have realised as their mutilated and bullet-
riddled bodies are turning up every day,” said sister of Jalil Reki, central information secretary of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP).
According to the VFBMP, as many as 230 bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch missing persons have so far been found dumped in desolated
places of Balochistan.
“Victims belong to poor families and are merely political workers or affiliated with nationalist parties,” Nasrullah said, putting the figure of
missing persons at an estimated 14,000.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2011.
Complete strike in
Balochistan over murder
of Baloch activists