7 Pakistanis burnt to death in Turkey

Published: October 31, 2011

An agent allegedly burnt illegal immigrants to death over what appears to be a financial dispute.

An illegal immigration agent reportedly set on fire seven Pakistanis who he had smuggled to Turkey, Express 24/7 reported on Monday. 

The agent allegedly burnt the illegal immigrants to death over what appears to be a financial dispute.

Two of the seven bodies have arrived in Pakistan.

Mohammad Fayyaz and Zulqernain, both belonging to Jhelum, had paid money to an agent three months ago and reached Turkey with five other men where they were reportedly burnt to death.

There are no details available about the incident or the circumstances in which they were killed.

The bodies have been sent back to Islamabad and the funeral prayers have also been offered.

The father of Zulqarnain said that grave injustice has been done and demanded an inquiry intro the matter.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Faisal
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:50PM

    This must be investigated by Both Pak & Turkey Governments on high level! this insane & highly disturbing news.

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  • MUNIB
    Oct 31, 2011 - 3:03PM

    Thanks GOD usa is not in this incident else the Jihadiz would have a good day bashing “zionist” and all that . . . .Recommend

  • j. von hettlingen
    Oct 31, 2011 - 4:50PM

    Drug and human traffickers should receive draconic sentences! They are parasites as they capitalise on the grievances of the poverty-stricken ones and exploit them,

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  • LOL
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:19PM

    Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • MarkH
    Oct 31, 2011 - 8:47PM

    To think, if the labels on those involved were a little different, you guys would probably be supporting it.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 31, 2011 - 9:27PM

    Why do these people want to go, we hear people facing a lot every year. we Pakistanis abuse the west in rallies, but once it comes to going to the west, we would even risk our lives.

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  • Prashant
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:26PM

    @MarkH : totally agree with you.

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  • Huma
    Nov 1, 2011 - 12:28AM

    @MarkH and Prashant… shame on you

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  • Haider
    Nov 1, 2011 - 2:43AM

    ET, there was no need to put ‘sad’ music in the background.

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  • Falcon
    Nov 1, 2011 - 6:10AM

    @MarkH:
    You usually come across as a knowledgeable person. But your comment in this case is disappointing to say the least!

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  • trtk
    Nov 1, 2011 - 10:43AM

    Why should we be sad over those meeting their end while doing something that is ILLEGAL!

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  • gp65
    Nov 1, 2011 - 12:36PM

    @Falcon:
    “@MarkH:
    You usually come across as a knowledgeable person. But your comment in this case is disappointing to say the least!”

    I do not think that he is supporting this incident or deriving any pleasure from it. He probably remembers Gojra and the fact that many people justified burning those Christians. We can rewrite history but when 9/11 happened people were dancing in Pakistani streets. So he is just pointing out that the even in death, support is given only to people of the same faith whereas misfortunes of people of other faith are blissfully ignored by many.

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  • Jeez
    Nov 1, 2011 - 3:37PM

    This is a tragedy.. justice should be served…Imran Khan said in his speech on Sunday that under his rule, he will work towards that day when people from around the world will come to Pakistan to find jobs – hope we see that day!

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  • Som
    Nov 1, 2011 - 10:06PM

    @gp65:
    Well said.

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  • Jawad
    Nov 1, 2011 - 10:17PM

    @gp65:
    lol no one was dancing in the streets. What about the 1 million iraq the Americans have killed ? or the thousands they killed in Vietnam and Panama ???
    Or India killed 1000s in Kashmir,Nagaland and Sikkim ?

    you cannot rewrite history
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