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Dec 7, 2009

Letter from Sharry Qambar, daughter of disappeared Baloch Mr. Wahid Qambar 

Sharry Qambar

Sharry Qambar is the 14-year-old daughter of disappeared Baloch Mr. Abdul Wahid Qambar.
She belongs to the Thump area of Makran region in Balochistan.

On March 14, 2007 her father, Mr Wahid Qambar, was picked up in the Thump
area by law-enforcement agencies while having a picnic with his friend.
After being held in an unknown location for more than a year,
Military Intelligence finally conceded his arrest and brought him before a court
on charges of drug smuggling. After 15 months of brutal torture,
Mr. Qambar was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 8, 2008.
His family claims that Mr. Qambar is very ill due the torture he suffered and demanded
that he be transferred to an outside hospital, but jail authorities have denied him this care.

The following letter was written by Sharry Qambar in whih she has expressed her
concerns over the visit by Ms. Asma Jhangir, the Chairperson of Human Rights
Commission of Pakistan, to Quetta, Balochistan, on October 2009.

To whom it may concern:

My name is Sharee Qambar. I am writing this letter on behalf of thousands
of disappeared mothers whose sons and daughters were forcefully
abducted by the Army Authorities of Pakistan.The violation of human rights
in Balochistan and the silence of human rights activists is totally appalling. On
October 2009, Asma Jhangir visited Quetta the Capital of Balochistan to
investigate the gross human rights violation and to raise the profile
of disappeared Baloch Political Activist. To us Baloch, Ms Asma Jhangir
have always outspokenly favored the Baloch cause and remained the
champion of Human rights violation in Balochistan. She was considered
the last of hope for the more than 8000 unfortunate disappeared Baloch
political workers. But alas, our feelings were let down by the
Chairperson of HRCP Pakistan. Instead of exposing the state terrorism
and barbarism unleashed by Pakistan Army on unarmed Baloch people Ms
Jhangir made mockery of Baloch peoples resistance against the Army of
Pakistan. Ms Jhangir declined to meet the mothers and sisters of
disappeared Baloch but took the liberty to ridicule the 8,000
disappeared Baloch. She had the time to openly critcize the Baloch
resistance against the Army of Pakistan but she had no time to visit
the Prison and Torture Cells where Baloch detainees were kept in Prison
under subhuman conditions. She had no time to visit the mothers of
detained Baloch prisoners who are desperately waiting for their beloved
sons to come home. Some families of detained political workers even
made a tearful request to Ms Jhangir to visit those jails where their
sons and daughters are being kept illegally and being tortured
mercilessly. Instead of bringing the Human Rights Violation on agenda
she bluntly stated that she would not support the resistance for a free
Balochistan and angrily advised Baloch people that she would not help
the Baloch if they talk of independence of Balochistan.

After listening to Ms Jhangir, Baloch ask to the HRCP:

-if it is the stated policy of the Human Rights Organization to force the
oppressed people to accept the state sponsored oppressions and tortures
and give up the the struggle for just cause?

- if the call for independance by the oppressed people against a tyrant
state does qualify for a Human Right?

I demand on behalf of the Baloch nation to the International Human Rights
Organizations of the world to take serious notice of the action taken
by Ms Asma Jhangir and HRCP.

I also demand that Ms Asma Jhangir should immediately be removed from
the Presidency of HRCP due to her controversial and biased performance.

If the above mentioned steps are not taken the trust on any other
Human Rights Organization by Baloch people will be abolished.

There is a slow genocide of Baloch Populace is being committed in Blaochistan
by Pakistan Army and its extension the notorious ISI and MI.

Today every home in Balochistan is burning and the behaviour of Chairperson
of HRCP added further fuel in this fire by enforcing her personal and
political views on the already oppressed people.

Therefore, it is the humble request to all the Human Rights Organizations of world
to put pressure on HRCP to stand against the slow genocide of Baloch
nation in Pakistan.