Enforced disappearances have been happening across Pakistan for the last 20 years. And in the southwest province of Balochistan, in particular, some human rights groups say thousands of people are missing.
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The province was annexed by Pakistan in 1948, soon after partition from India, and there has been a separatist movement ever since. Many of the Baloch people say they feel they are subject to state repression.
In this episode, The Take asks why disappearances are still happening, and talks to the family member of a victim about how her life has been affected.
In this episode:
- Mahrang Baloch, (@MahrangBaloch_), Political activist and doctor
- Osama Bin Javaid (@osamabinjavaid), Al Jazeera English correspondent
- Anwar Ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar), Senator of Balochistan
This episode was produced by Ruby Zaman with Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is our sound designer. Adam Abou-Gad and Aya Elmileik are our engagement producers.