CJ takes suo motu notice of mass graves discovered in Khuzdar

Summons IG Balochistan and Deputy Commissioner Khuzdar on February 4.

APP February 01, 2014
Relatives of the missing persons had expressed fear that the bodies could be of their loved ones. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Saturday took suo motu notice and summoned the Inspector General Balochistan of the discovery of mass graves outside Khuzdar city.

Earlier today, the provincial government appointed High Court Judge Noor Muhammad Muskanzai to lead the tribunal.

At least 11 decomposed bodies were brought to the District Headquarters Hospital on January 28. A total of 13 bodies have been recovered so far by a local shepherd.

Relatives of the missing persons had expressed fear that the bodies could be of their loved ones.

“We fear these bodies are of the missing persons. The superior judiciary and rights activists should press the government to carry out a transparent investigation,” Nasrullah Baloch, the chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, said last week.

He said three of the dead bodies have been identified, and were part of the missing persons list.

The launch of the tribunal comes soon after the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan expressed concern over the graves and demanded an immediate and impartial inquiry.


Tooba | 9 years ago | Reply

And what after that? Balochs have been abducted and tortured by pak army for decades and the Suo moto notice hasn't really given any justice as yet and I highly doubt anything will happen. Express tribune failed to mention who the voice of baloch missing persons members think it is. Stop censoring and protecting the establishment.

Yossarian | 9 years ago | Reply

@Jahangir: There is no law against dreaming. You can keep on dreaming.

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