Balochistan minister resigns to protest Domki killings

Published: February 6, 2012

Kethran addressing a press conference after resigning. PHOTO: NNI

Kethran addressing a press conference after resigning. PHOTO: NNI Nasreen Khetran says the incident was deplorable and no outcome has emerged even after several protests. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

QUETTA: Provincial Minister Nasreen Khetran announced her resignation from the ministry on Monday to protest the murder of MPA Mir Bakhtiar Domki’s wife and daughter, reported Express News.

During a press conference at the Quetta Press Club, Khetran said that the incident was deplorable and that according to the Baloch culture, women were never killed in cases of personal enmity.

She added that no outcome had emerged in the case even after several protests and a walk-out from the Balochistan Assembly. Khetran had walked out of the assembly earlier in protest against the killings.

Khetran belongs to Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q).

Domki’s wife, daughter and driver were gunned down early morning on January 31 near the Gizri Bridge in Clifton.

The victims were travelling in their black Toyota Mark II car (ANR-353) when the killers reportedly intercepted them and shot them dead at point-blank range.

The Supreme Court has taken suo moto notice of the murders and ordered today that the culprits be arrested by February 10.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • KD
    Feb 6, 2012 - 8:12PM

    Yet no one resigned when people from Hazara community were singled out, forced off a passanger bus and shot. How about they should all resign and let someone take power who can stop all this nonsence.

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  • Daniel Azad
    Feb 7, 2012 - 3:22AM

    I believe killing any one is a big crime and the killer should be severely punished. However, there are about 700 Hazaras who lost there lives and one has been punished. Today the provincial has resigned for sake of a lady and she never showed any support for the victims of the innocent Hazaras.

    Today, if Pakistanis do not feel sorrow for the dead of Hazaras, tomorrow they may victim of the same crime.

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