QUETTA - Scores of relatives of missing people on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club to protest against forced disappearances and recovery of bullet-riddled bodies.

They sought humanitarian organisations’ help in ending the forced disappearances of Baloch youth and dumping of their bodies in different parts of the province. The protest was organised by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), a group of relatives of missing people and political workers campaigning against forced disappearances and recovery of missing people’s bodies.

The protesters, carrying placards and banners, demanded early recovery of missing people. Speaking on the occasion, VBMP President Nasrullah Baloch, sister of Hafiz Saeed and Wadod Raisani said more than 360 mutilated bodies were found during last two years from different deserted areas of the province.

They said they have been protesting in Quetta, Karachi and Islamabad for several years from the platform of VBMP but to no avail. They said a judicial commission had been formed to resolve the issue but it had further complicated it. “The commission has paid no visit to Balochistan,” they added.

They appealed to the Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, European Union, and United Nations to pay heed to the violation of human rights in Balochistan.