Balochistan unrest: PML-N leader, truck driver, settler shot dead

Previously too settlers have been targeted in Gwadar and armed groups have claimed responsibility.

July 16, 2012


Three people – a leader of PML-N, a settler and a trucker – were killed in various districts of Balochistan on Sunday.

According to police, PML-N leader Ameenullah Zehri was critically wounded when unidentified men opened fire on him in the Zehri tehsil of Khuzdar district. He died on way to hospital. Police said the murder appeared to be a case of target killing, but they were investigating the case from other angles too. In another incident, Jamil Ahmed, a tyre shop owner from Rahim Yar Khan was shot dead in broad daylight in the main bazaar of Gwadar by assailants riding a motorcycle.

Police said it seems to be a case of anti-settler killing. Previously too settlers have been targeted in Gwadar and armed groups have claimed responsibility for such assaults.

Moreover, unidentified men sprayed bullets on a truck carrying marble from Chagai to Karachi in Mastung district, killing the driver Muhammad Ashraf instantly and damaging the truck and the cargo.

Levies Force rushed to the site after the incident and shifted the deceased to hospital.

Levies sources said that some Baloch groups had warned truck drivers to avoid transporting resources of Balochistan to other provinces. However, no group had claimed responsibility for the attack till the filing of this report.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2012.


Awans | 10 years ago | Reply

See the politics and Politicians in Pakistan. PTI is silent and same is the case with other parties on killings of settlers in Balochistan. This is politics my friend. Imran Khan knows that by Going against Drones he will win some votes but he knows he will raise this issue then his vote bank will be disturbed so he will never criticize such events and that is hypocrisy and selfishness and a slap to the whole Humanity. Overall Humanity and a Pakistani are two different things and from our leaders to ordinary people all are same.

PakPunjabi | 10 years ago | Reply

Punjab government should work along the Balochistan government and try to vacate all the Punjabi doctors, teachers and the so called "nayee and hajamee." One can forget the physical pain but never an emotional one. It saddens me to think how we are treated in Balochistan when I see Baloch students in Punjab studying on a quota basis. Not one Baloch student has been harmed in Punjab despite the steady flow of bullet ridden bodies to Punjab.

Thank you, Pakistan Army in general and Mr. Musharraf in particular for creating such inter-ethnic harmony. And NO, we Punjabis do not own the Pakistan Army.

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