Missing persons: Young journalist found dead in Khuzdar

Published: November 6, 2011
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Javed Naseer Rind was a senior sub editor at a local daily Tawar, a pro-nationalist newspaper.

Javed Naseer Rind was a senior sub editor at a local daily Tawar, a pro-nationalist newspaper.

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Javed Naseer Rind’s name was added to the list of more than 10 journalists whose bodies have been found tortured and dumped in Balochistan.

Said to be in his mid-twenties, Rind’s bullet-riddled body was found dumped in Khuzdar, about 300 kilometers south of Quetta, on Saturday morning. He was a senior sub editor at a local daily Tawar, a pro-nationalist newspaper.

“The victim was shot in the head and the bullet had passed through the skull. The body bore multiple marks of brutal torture,” doctors at the District Headquarters Hospital, Khuzdar said.

The Khuzdar police recovered Rind’s body near Ghazgi Chowk and shifted it to the hospital. The officers found a slip from the body in which the man was identified as Javed Naseer Rind.

Rind was abducted on September 10 near his residence in the Mehmoodabad area of Hub Town, which shares a border with Karachi. His relatives had filed an FIR about the kidnapping at the Hub police station, but did not accuse anyone for the incident.

The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has condemned Rind’s kidnapping and murder and has demanded that the government constitute a high-level committee to probe the incident. “On several occasions journalists demanded Rind’s safe release but it fell on deaf ears,” a press release issued by the BUJ said.

It further said that over 10 journalists were killed in Balochistan this year and no investigations had been carried out.

Journalists had also raised the issue regarding Rind’s disappearance at the South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) conference in Islamabad last month, expressing fear that he would be found dead.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2011.

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  • zarak baloch
    Nov 6, 2011 - 11:19AM

    the banned outfits runned by separtist groups are involved in such barbaric activities.Govt needs to launch a massive operation against these outfits so that people of balochistan can have a sigh of relief.people of balochistan will never let any group of criminals to emanate their idiology on balochs.

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  • Nov 6, 2011 - 9:51PM

    Pakistan living up to the notorious reputation of being the most dangerous place for journalists.

    Guess media isn’t really all that free….need to make an example out of all these journalist killers, be they by organizations or the state itself.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Nov 7, 2011 - 9:52AM

    Rest in peace dear friend. We didn’t deserve you.

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  • shan
    Nov 7, 2011 - 6:50PM

    govt needs to do something to deal with baloch terror groups, security forces should be given free hand to stop such barbaric activities by terrorists.

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  • Nov 7, 2011 - 9:25PM

    @shan:

    govt needs to do something to deal with baloch terror groups, security forces should be given free hand to stop such barbaric activities by terrorists.

    It could actually be possible that the intelligence agencies maybe behind it….giving a ‘free hand’ leads to unaccountability and fuels the conflict. Barbaric acts must be stopped by all.

    Here’s a great even handed article to show the reporters’ plight, between government and militants and the twisted mindsets of the organizations behind the threats. Daily Tawar also had 3 other reporters murdered the previous year.

    http://www.crisisbalochistan.com/secondary_menu/writers/malik-siraj-akbar/baluchistans-press-under-siege.html

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  • shan
    Nov 7, 2011 - 11:42PM

    @bigsaf: http://archives.dawn.com/archives/42300
    their are hundreds of news and articles there, read those you will come to know who is killing innocent people in balochistan, killing own people and blaming on security services wont work anymore.

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  • Mehdi
    Nov 13, 2011 - 10:02AM

    Another innocent soul slain for no reason. Rest in peace and may Allah grant you the highest place in the heavens for you were killed brutally and for no reason!

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