June 2024 Report [English]

This report, issued by the human rights organization “Paank” of the Baloch National Movement, documents the ongoing human rights violations in Balochistan as of June 2024. The report highlights increasing cases of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, suicides, and protest sit-ins by families of forcibly disappeared persons.

Enforced Disappearances and Suicides

In June 2024, the Pakistani army detained 54 individuals across 12 districts of Balochistan. The month also witnessed a tragic suicide linked to the psychological trauma inflicted by enforced disappearances and torture by the Pakistani military.

Notable Cases

Suicide of Aqeel Ahmed

Date and Location: June 20, 2024, Mulai Bazar Turbat

Background: Aqeel Ahmed, a 20-year-old, was subjected to enforced disappearance twice. During his captivity, he faced brutal torture in secret military cells. The trauma led Aqeel to take his own life. His case is emblematic of the severe psychological impact on Baloch youth, many of whom have experienced similar brutality.

Psychological Impact

A conversation with a well-known psychologist revealed that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has reached epidemic levels in Balochistan. Enforced disappearances, torture, and military operations have caused widespread psychological trauma, manifesting in:

  • PTSD: Victims frequently relive their traumatic experiences, suffering constant fear and torment.
  • Depression: A prevalent condition, driven by hopelessness and helplessness, often leading to suicide.
  • Anxiety and Fear: Constant military aggression has instilled a pervasive sense of fear and anxiety among the populace.

Extrajudicial Killings

The report details ongoing extrajudicial killings by Pakistani forces, a practice that continues alongside enforced disappearances. These actions perpetuate a climate of fear and repression in Balochistan.

Protest Sit-Ins and Demonstrations

Protests against extrajudicial actions and enforced disappearances have intensified, particularly in the Makuran division.

Key Protests

1. Sit-in in Turbat:

  • Duration: Ongoing since Eid-ul-Azha
  • Location: Deputy Commissioner’s office, Turbat
  • Demands: Families are demanding the safe recovery of forcibly disappeared persons and their presentation before courts.

2. Coastal Highway Blockade:

  • Participants: Families of Baloch student Bahadur Bashir
  • Location: Pasni coastal area
  • Demands: Immediate release or legal processing of disappeared individuals.

Despite harsh conditions, including extreme heat, these protests reflect the desperation and determination of the affected families.

Statistics of Enforced Disappearances

The following districts reported cases of enforced disappearances in June 2024:

Dera Bugti9
Sargodha, Punjab2
Dera Ghazi Khan2


The human rights situation in Balochistan remains dire, with continuous reports of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and rising suicides linked to psychological trauma. Despite the risks, families and communities continue to protest, demanding justice and accountability. Immediate international attention and intervention are crucial to address these violations and support the affected population.


International Monitoring and Intervention:

Establish international monitoring mechanisms to investigate human rights abuses in Balochistan.

Apply diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to end enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.

Psychological Support Programs:

Implement mental health support programs for victims of military aggression and their families.

Support for Protesters:

Provide protection and support for families and communities protesting against human rights violations.

Addressing these issues is essential to alleviate the suffering of the Baloch people and uphold their fundamental human rights.

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