US Dr. Tara Chand Baloch: The Baloch American Congress has expressed serious concern over the abduction of a Balochistan university professor, allegedly by Pakistan’s secret services.
In a statement Sunday, the DC-based BAC called upon the Pakistani authorities to immediately free the abducted Professor Liaqat Sani.
“The state abduction of Balochistan academics, teachers, lawyers, and other members of the intelligentsia must stop,” said Dr. Tara Chand, President of the BAC.
He accused the Pakistani secret services, on orders from the country’s military, of carrying out a policy of enforced disappearances in Balochistan for more than a decade now.
“Pakistani authorities will be held responsible if Professor Sani is harmed in any way,” Dr. Chand said.
Thousands of Baloch have been forcibly disappeared in restive Balochistan in a bloody conflict that started during the reign of then military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf.
Countless of those abducted ended up dead, with their bodies dumped, all over Balochistan.