Baloch missing persons: Five more bullet-riddled bodies found

Published: May 12, 2011
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Four of the five men identified were workers of Baloch nationalist parties.

Four of the five men identified were workers of Baloch nationalist parties.

QUETTA: 

Five more bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch missing persons, including of a teacher, were found on Wednesday from several areas, including Panjgur, Khuzdar and the provincial capital.

Panjgur police recovered three mutilated bodies dumped in a ditch near a seasonal river. “Some labourers working near the river first spotted the bodies,” local police officer Gul Hassan said.

The three were identified  as Baloch student Organization (BSO-Azad) leader Agha Abid Shah, Balochistan National Party (BNP-Awami) activist Master Abdul Sattar and Safir Baloch, a worker of the Baloch National Movement.

The men had been whisked away in August last year from the Mand area of Kech district. “It seems that the three people were killed more than a month ago,” an official said. Family members identified their loved ones through the remains and shoes.”

Relatives accused security forces of taking away the men. “We have lodged an FIR against security forces,” one family member said.

Another body, of BSO-Azad worker Sadiq Karim, was found near the Eastern Bypass area in Quetta.

The deceased was kidnapped from Karachi five months ago. Hospital officials said he was shot in the head and chest, while his body also bore marks of torture.

The body of another Baloch missing person was recovered from the Sultanabad area in Khuzdar district. The victim was listed as a missing person in April.

“Jan’s family joined the hunger strike camp outside the Quetta Press Club just a few days ago,” said Nasarullah Baloch, the chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP). He said that all the five people were on the list of missing persons, adding that their families hold security  agencies responsible for the death. “The victims had direct or indirect affiliation with Baloch nationalist parties therefore they were targeted,” Nasarullah Baloch said.

As many as 149 bodies of missing persons have been found over the past nine months, according to the (VBMP).

Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • shumaila
    May 12, 2011 - 12:56PM

    inna lila hi wa inna ilayhi rajayoon.may the departed soul rest in peace.
    why don’t they take take any action against those who have been killing the innocent baloch.it’s not the first time we have to do something to stop this injustice happening all around us.Recommend

  • Nawaz
    May 12, 2011 - 4:10PM

    why national media is silence, Balochistan is part of Pakistan, by doing this we are trying to side line them. it is bad for the future of Pakistan, we should understandRecommend

  • Ahmed
    May 14, 2011 - 2:13PM

    The responsibles think that this gruesome act will ground the voices and risen hands for the rights of Balochistan, actually they are at false, the cruelity in process is ultimately increasing the numbers.
    Everybody knows about the malefactors involved in the killings of Baloch youths, their intelligance went completely fail, in such a way how can they figure out whom to verdict or whom not to.
    The execution process of agencies is contrary to the law and inshALLAH they will reap what they are sowing.Recommend

  • Mir Kayani
    May 15, 2011 - 5:46AM

    @Nawaz:

    Balochistan was never a part of Pakistan, Under Mir of Kalat, part of Afganistan, Iran and Pakistan is country of Balochistan it is an Independent part of Baloch people.
    Recommend

  • waleed khattak
    May 16, 2011 - 12:41PM

    An unfortunate saddening news. This is no way to deal with an already enraged nation. This type of high handedness can never quell an uprising rather it is fanning the fire which is already burning in the hearts of our Baloch brothers. The only way forward is to give extensive autonomy to all provinces and have a loose central government. This oppression of the minorities needs to end, otherwise the ‘two nation theory’ envisioned by Allama Iqbal is breaking up on ethnic lines.Recommend

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