FIR lodged against ex-minister’s son

Published: May 28, 2014
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File photo of Levies personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

File photo of Levies personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

QUETTA: 

A paramilitary unit deployed in Balochistan has lodged a first information report against a former minister’s son over his alleged involvement in the May 25 attack on its check post in Khuzdar district.

The assault led to the deaths of eight Balochistan Levies personnel. A case was registered against Shafiq Mengal, son of former federal minister Naseer Mengal, under sections 302/324/395/427/186/147/148/149 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), Section 2 (i) (vi) (xv) of Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) 2013. Dozens of armed men, allegedly loyal to Mengal, had besieged a Levies check post on May 25 in Wadh tehsil of Khuzdar district in the early hours of the morning and launched a deadly gun attack in which eight Levies men were killed, Express News reported.

“The Levies personnel will try their best to arrest Shafiq Mengal at any cost, because he was responsible for destroying the peace in Khuzdar,” Home Secretary Akbar Durrani told The Express Tribune.

According to an official of the Balochistan Levies, Shafiq Mengal ordered hundreds of armed men to encircle his residence in Khuzdar to fend off any attempts to arrest him.

Baloch nationalists accuse Shafiq Mengal of running a death squad that targets nationalist leaders and activists. He is also allegedly involved in dumping bodies in the mass grave recently discovered from Tutak area of Khuzdar.

Mengal has refused to appear before the Judicial Commission which was formed to investigate the mass grave despite several notices. Home Secretary Akbar Durrani said Levies personnel, following the directives of Balochistan CM Dr Abdul Malik Baloch were taking action against those responsible for disturbing the peace of Khuzdar.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2014.

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  • goldconsumer
    May 28, 2014 - 12:24PM

    Where was this brave son of soil when the earthquake hit Awran when the Baloch people actually needed him? He has money to buy guns but not food for his “own” people?

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  • ishrat salim
    May 28, 2014 - 4:05PM

    @goldconsumer:

    Appreciate your comment…this is the reason why Baluchistan has remained backward……most of the tribal leaders only thinks for themselves and their poor people are their slaves….compare the lives of these tribal leaders lead and their tribal areas….will not find one good road, school or health center, their people living in shambles….then complaining of discrimination…most of these tribal leaders are living on royalty & govt support, yet get elected but not doing enough for their areas…..they get development funds which goes into their pocket….

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  • salim
    May 28, 2014 - 7:10PM

    He will go scot free. Sardar’s and relatives cannot be charged.

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  • Qabil Khan
    May 29, 2014 - 12:04AM

    @ishrat Salim
    You are displaying your ignorance about what is actually happening in Balochistan. It is commonly known locally that Shafiq Mengal is running an officially approved death squad in the province and he and his men are suspected of being responsible for the whole scale killings – for instance the mass graves discovered in Tutak.
    If you read the article you will note that it was the Balochistan CM who instructed the levies to take action and Mengal’s gang retaliated by killing the levies at the check post. For the record Shafiq Mengal was never a tribal leader, he is a creation of the establishment. And that is why he feels he is untouchable.

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  • Baloch
    May 30, 2014 - 12:55AM

    @Qabil Khan:
    you hit the nail on the head by pointing the true culprit ,,, hats of to you bro

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  • goldconsumer
    May 31, 2014 - 3:30PM

    @Baloch:
    @Qabil Khan:

    Man of establishment? I am confused here. You mean the guy carrying out a false flag operation to malign Pakistan by killing his own people and dumping them in graves and then killing levies personnel is the guy of “establishment”?
    Seems, the other way round to me?

    http://thefrontierpost.com/article/77101/The-Tutak-mass-grave/

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  • Baloch khan
    Jun 1, 2014 - 2:30AM

    @goldconsumer
    Your attached article is a dictation and every does know who is Rabia Baloch, you are not only blind folded but also a deaf person.

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  • goldconsumer
    Jun 1, 2014 - 1:35PM

    @Baloch khan:
    Ok. Considering the fact that access to facts in Baluchistan is as rare as finding needle in a a haystock. Then please educate me. I happen to have raised some other points too. Please scroll up..

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