Balochistan violence: FIA inspector, TV artist gunned down in Quetta

The motive behind the murders could not be immediately known.


Our Correspondent January 25, 2012

QUETTA: Three people, including an inspector of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and a television artist, were shot dead by unidentified assailants near Mekangi Road in Quetta on Wednesday. According to police, three people were travelling by car on Mekangi road when assailants riding a motorbike opened fire on them, killing all three instantly.

The assailants managed to escape from the scene after committing the crime. A heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot soon after the incident and cordoned off the area.

The bodies were taken to the provincial Sandeman Hospital for autopsy, where they were identified as FIA inspector Vilayat Hussain, television artist Abid Nazish and an employee of the Balochistan accountant general’s office, Mohammad Anwar.

“The victims received bullet wounds on their upper torso that caused their immediate death,” hospital sources said. The motive behind the murders could not ascertained immediately.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 26th, 2012.

COMMENTS (25)

jhingalala | 9 years ago | Reply

pakistani shias must get their things straight!!!!

bigsaf | 9 years ago | Reply

@truthh:

Why do folks with names such as 'truth', 'truth-teller', etc have the most bogus and deluded lie in their comments? Shame that you even got votes for your anti-minority resentment and prejudice.

@Strange: Indeed, strange. However, Shias have been dying and targeted en masse since the 80's. That would be 30+ years. Only recently have few acknowledged this fact in the last 10 years probably because some of the pain has made some realize that these are the same ideological extremists that are coming home to roost that were warned about in the previous decades but ignored.

The Shia-Sunni fasad exists because of extremists and ingrained societal bigotry, not because we truthfully talk about it, putting aside our intolerance, discomfort and taboo. Not wanting to highlight the issue and address it only enables them further.

@Zaki Khalid:

The sectarian strife and tone is already set by bigots and extremists, including those in denial.

Enemies are apparently doing a gr8 job in spreading fear, and who can blame the minority for this sense of insecurity? Part of it is because they have sympathizers among the Pakistani majority population including the upper echelons of our society, such as the Punjab govt and our military.

Hard not to be emotional when there's a successful anti-minority sectarian cleansing agenda that's being employed as we're sabotaged by our very own citizens and state, as no one is really held to account in our judicial courts or seriously cracked down by our government.

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