Missing Persons: Baloch activist Lango found dead

Published: July 2, 2011
Law-enforcers found the body in an abandoned hotel near Lakbado area.

Law-enforcers found the body in an abandoned hotel near Lakbado area.


The body of political activist Mir Ghaffar Lango, who was listed as missing from Karachi around two years ago, was found near Gadani on Friday.

According to SHO Amir Abdullah at Gadani police, law-enforcers found the body in an abandoned hotel near Lakbado area. “The body bore multiple marks of torture. The cause of death is said to be a severe wound in the head caused by a hard and blunt object,” he said.

Lango’s family, who had been protesting for two years, blame security agencies for the killing. He was whisked away in December 2009 from Karachi.

Lango was affiliated with Baloch Haq-i-Tawar, (voice of Baloch rights), a debating forum formed by Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2011.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Mirza
    Jul 2, 2011 - 8:48AM

    And the killing of Baloch youth continues wihtout a break. Shame on us, we want to be a regional power but cannot stop killing our own people. We have not learned anything from the humiliation in East Pakistan! Recommend

  • Mir Chakar Khan
    Jul 2, 2011 - 8:49AM

    We need freedom in Balochistan. That is the only way to stop all this.Recommend

  • Baloch
    Jul 2, 2011 - 10:41AM

    Red Salute Martyr Ghaffar Langove. Your Blood Won’t go in vainRecommend

  • Anti imperialism
    Jul 2, 2011 - 12:06PM

    I request all those people who believe in dignity of human rights, pls save lives of baluchis being allegedly killeded by pakistan’s security establishment.. I am a helpless pakistani from rawalpindiRecommend

    Jul 2, 2011 - 12:11PM

    why always think negative you people

    more people died in other parts than this

    but all want peace . all people are tired from this unminded killings or terrorRecommend

  • Uzair
    Jul 2, 2011 - 2:28PM

    This is becoming a norm sadly – we all know who the people responsible for the deaths in balochistan are but nobody speaks out against them for obvious reasons but this has to change, the people responsible have to change they’re feudal mind set now – the country has a free and vibrant media so these people may run but they certainly cant hide any longer………. not even in Aabpara!Recommend

  • well wisher of Baloachs
    Jul 2, 2011 - 6:11PM

    All those people taking dictation/Finances from America and India should be apprehended and treated as traitors…….Balochs should stand up against their “Sardars” instead of asking for independence…
    Agencies should go all the way not to kill a single innocent Baloch….as they are our brothers but those who are traitors should not be sparedRecommend

  • Abrar
    Jul 6, 2011 - 1:48AM

    Lango was Quetta commander of the bla and responsible for over 200 deaths in the cityRecommend

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