Offical website of a Baloch Human Rights organisation, Human Rights Council of Balochistan (Hakkpaan) has been ban in Pakistan.
According to statement relased by the HRCB, Our website has been banned in Pakistan. When you try to access it, a notice appears that reads: “Surf Safely! The site you are trying to access contains content that is prohibited for viewership from within Pakistan.”
“We are unable to understand the reason for the ban as we have made clear on quite a few occasions that we are not a party to the war in Balochistan. We are a human rights organisation and report cases fairly and without bias. This action by the Pakistani authorities is concerning and we fear that after banning our website, they might now target our volunteers and office-bearers who are living in the country” Statment read.
Human Rights Council of Balochistan (Hakkpaan) is a non-profit and non-partisan human rights group bases in Balochistan, Sweden, UK and France. It collects reports from Balochistan, a region Pakistan government does not allow any media and HR group to visit and report.
Human rights violations in Balochistan is not a new phenomenon, but it got its worst levels after the Military coup de tat of Pakistan in 1999. Thousands of Baloch have been reported missing, hundreds killed in fake encounters and so-called kill and dump policy of the military.
HRCB collects the data from Balochistan itself, through its network of volunteers and supporters, organizes and reports them to the human rights mechanisms of the world.
Pakistan has blocked access to websites. At the end of 2011, the PTA claims, they had officially banned more than 1,000 websites in Pakistan.