The Baloch Republican Party has said Pakistani security forces have forcibly disappeared six people in the area adjacent between Balochistan and Sindh and have set afire the standing crop of farmers there.
In a Press release Thursday, Sher Mohammad Bugti chief spokesperson of the Baloch Republican Party said Islamabad is misleading the world by talking about Balochistan reconciliation while a military operation continues unabated there.
“Pakistan forces barged into the shanty Baloch homes violating the sanctity and privacy of the households and beat up the family members,” Bugti said. “State brutalities, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, extra judicial killings with tortured and bullet-riddled bodies of the victims being dumped is a daily occurence,” he added.
Bugti urged the international human rights and humanitarian organizations to take notice of the enforced disappearance of Jalil Reki, Zakir Majeed, Sana Sangath and Dr. Deen Mohammed along with hundreds of other victims of enforced disappearances.
The B.R.P. is headed by 30-year-old Brahumdagh Bugti, political successor of former governor and chief minister Nawab Akbar Bugti, 79, a secular leader who was killed in a military operation on August 26, 2006.
The younger Bugti is now in self-exile in Geneva, Switzerland.
Though the B.R.P. believes in fighting Pakistani injustices in Balochistan, it rejects hardline politics and withdrew from the Baloch National Front in defense of the largest political organization called the Balochistan National Party some months ago.
Political pundits say the B.R.P. might form an alliance with the two other mainstream Baloch parties the B.N.P and National Party to field joint candidates and have a say in managing the local resources of Balochistan.
The Dera Bugti and Sui areas, backbone of the B.R.P., produces natural gas worth $3 billion each year.
Over the last couple of years loyalists of Brahumdagh Bugti have fought pitched battles with loyalists of his first cousin and arch-foe Aali Bugti, that has left scores dead, according to Bugti sources. Family elders like Karachi-based Mir Fahad Bugti says the two cousins and a third cousin Shahzain Bugti, who is leader of the Jamhoori Watan Party, have to reach an understanding or risk losing everything.
During Nawab Bugti’s lifetime, Pakistani intelligence instigated intra-tribal blood feud between the ruling Rahejas and the Kalpar clans of Bugtis that left the Nawab’s son Salal Bugti killed in Quetta in June 1992 while this scribe was on a visit there.