Missing persons: Four more bodies found in Balochistan

Published: November 4, 2011

QUETTA: More mutilated bodies of missing persons were found on Thursday, bringing the body count in Balochistan to eight in two days.

Four bullet-riddled bodies were found in Turbat, Pasni and Khuzdar areas of Balochistan. Two of the men were identified as students while the other two were activists of the Baloch Student Organisation (BSO-Azad).

Since June 2010, 230 bodies have been found in Balochistan and nationalist parties and families of missing persons suspect security agencies of involvement. Advocacy groups, such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, have also blamed military intelligence agencies.

The bodies of students Ayam Umer and Guharam Khalid were recovered from separate gunny bags near Turbat Bazaar. “They had bullet wounds in their heads and chests. Their bodies bore multiple marks of torture,” a Balochistan Levies official told The Express Tribune. Both men, he said, were in their early 20s and had gone missing during Ramazan from Mand area of Kech district.

However, no cases were registered with the Turbat Police or the Levies by relatives looking for the men. However, bodies were handed over to the heirs for burial.

The body of BSO-Azad activist Abdul Samad Kurd was found in Khuzdar. Kurd was a resident of Hub. The other activist, whose body was found from the coastal town of Pasni, was identified as Zubair Zahid who had gone missing on October 5, 2010.

Meanwhile, a complete shutter-down strike was observed against the recovery of bullet-riddled bodies in Turbat, Mand, Pasni, Gwadar and adjoining townships. The strike call was given by BSO-Azad.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 4th,  2011.

Reader Comments (5)

  • Baluch
    Nov 3, 2011 - 2:09PM

    Your sacrifices will not go in vain my brothers.
    Azaad Balochistan

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  • Nov 3, 2011 - 3:13PM

    Justice & provincial autonomy is the key to success for “Pakistan”.
    http://bit.ly/fqc9YP

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  • hazara changezi
    Nov 3, 2011 - 3:23PM

    I wish the Baloch success in their campaign for equal rights and freedom – will spread the word whereever I can of the excesses done by the establishment.

    Stay strong!

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  • Nov 3, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Who will stop this target killing in Balochistan? Where is government & law enforcement agencies? Why not media make hue and cry of these death? are they insects not humans, Unfortunately I see same response of Pakistanis in media, government, Military they had in 1971, we not learned a single lesson from that debacle but repeating it, may Allah help and guide us all, Ameen.

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  • Ch. Zahoor
    Nov 4, 2011 - 12:11AM

    Total 11 bodies of Baloch missing were recover, 2 of them are not identified yet

    Faraz Naseem s/o Urfat Naseem, who was abducted on October 10, 2011 from Hub and his mutilated dead body is found from Winder, Hub

    Hameed Ali Mothak, who was abducted along with Faraz on October 10, 2011 from Hub and his mutilated dead body is found from Winder, Hub

    Mola Bux s/o Ibrahim, dead body is found from Pasni.

    Mohammad Naheem’s mutilated dead body found from Noshki.

    5.Mehboob’s dead body is found from Noshki
    6. Gohram Baloch s/o Khalid Baloch, ex-president of BRP Mand zone, body found from Turbat.

    Ayyam Baloch s/o Mohammad Umer, who was affiliated with BRSO (Baloch Republican Student Organization), body found from Turbat.

    Abdul Samad s/o Raees Rind (BNM), dead body found from Gazki area of Khuzdar

    Zubair Zahid Baloch (BSO-A), body found from Pasni

    and 2 other dead bodies were found from Sabzal road Quetta and Zargat area of Dasht but have not been identified yet.

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