10 labourers abucted from Dera Bugti-Sui road site

Published: April 12, 2012

District Police Officer, Dera Bugti confirms kidnapping, search operation initiated. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: At least 10 labourers working on the Dera Bugti-Sui road were abducted by a group of armed men near Sui during the early hours of Thursday.

The District Police Officer Dera Bugti confirmed the kidnapping, adding that police and security forces have mounted a manhunt in the area for the safe recovery of the labourers.

The labourers were sitting in tents pitched beside the road under construction near Sui when a group of armed men abducted ten of them at gun point.

“A few labourers were left behind as they were sitting inside another tent,” official sources said.

There were eight Sindhi-speaking labourers belonging to Sadiqabad, one from Quetta and one local Bugti tribesman.

The security forces and police initiated a search operation in the area on Thursday morning but were clueless about the whereabouts of the kidnapped people.

Local sources, however, put the figure to 13. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Salman
    Apr 12, 2012 - 1:56PM

    govt is doing nothing to finish BLA and whats more frustrating is that our own media is replicating these terrorists and ppl who is seeking their rights lol.no wonder Pakistan is such a mess where we cannot distinguish among bad n good. Killing Bhuggti was not enough, he should had completely finished BLA that time …now they have re gathered and got the perfect incompetent Govt(PPP) to prosperous and they are doing just that.

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  • Blithe
    Apr 12, 2012 - 3:18PM

    This is unacceptable.

    What is the army doing there , if it can’t
    provide basic law and order?

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  • Mustafa Khosa
    Apr 12, 2012 - 4:10PM

    The laborers were from Sadiqabad which is in punjab not sindh.

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  • Kashmirian
    Apr 12, 2012 - 5:07PM

    @Mustafa Khosa:

    But they were sindhi speaking and that is important.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Apr 12, 2012 - 5:23PM

    It makes no difference whether they were Sindhis or Punjabis. They were just poor innocent people at work. Shame on these abductors who call themselves freedom fighters. They are worst than crmininals.

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  • mir baloch
    Apr 12, 2012 - 6:23PM

    Tens of thousands of balochs have been picked up by punjab army, thousands of balochs are found mudered for just being balochs, hundreds of our women are raped but ten punjabis kidnapped and media makes it a big news. The people commenting about being innocent punjabis should know balochs kidnapped are also innocent if you dont believe me then why is supreme court asking the army for reports regarding missing people.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 12, 2012 - 7:02PM

    @ Mir Balouch

    First quit your stupid exaggeration. Your own Sardars abduct and later kills innocent Balouchis who doesn’t obey their commands. All this is labeled to FCs. Security intelligence do retaliates by picking up BLA terrorists which are later labeled as missing persons. Its high time for an operation to commence in Balouchistan and finish this BLA menace once for ever.Recommend

  • Mir Chakar Mazari
    Apr 12, 2012 - 8:36PM

    BLA is only making it worse for us Balochs. Sadiqabad is in Rahimyar Khan where Seraiki and sindhi speakers reside. what ever the case, BLA terrorists are killing innocent Punjabis, seraikis and now sindhis. Shame for us Balochs. I am ashamed.

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  • ANON
    Apr 13, 2012 - 2:13AM

    @mir baloch:
    For people like you, every Pakistani is a Punjabi. These unfortunate men were Sindhis are Balochs if you care to read the news.
    I wish media has made it a big news. Media only highlights missing Balochs and forget these people who go missing in exchange for those missing Balochs. If someone goes against the state, state agencies respond like that. This is not restricted to Baluchistan. Same thing happens in other provinces though at a lower scale.

    Coming back to your figure of thousands, can you prove your allegations? People who have protested and are shown on media are hardly in hundred figure and you are claiming thousands of people are missing. Your second allegation is that women are raped? Can you give examples?Recommend

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