Human Rights Commission of Pakistan rejects government invitation to Dera Bugti
By: Bari Baloch
QUETTA: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Balochistan chapter officials have turned down the invitation of government to visit Dera Bugti. According to HRCP sources, Chief Secretary Balochistan while leaving for Dera Bugti two days ago invited some officials of HRCP to accompany him during the visit. However, the Commission rejected the government’s invitation to visit Dera Bugti.
“Commission wants to visit Dera Bugti independently due to which it declined the invitation of the government”, the sources added. It may be mentioned here that Supreme Court of Pakistan had observed while hearing a petition regarding deteriorating law and order in Balochistan that according to the Constitution no ban could be imposed on the movement of people in Dera Bugti.
The court had also ordered that government should restore its writ in Dera Bugti in accordance with the Constitution and if government could not do so the Supreme Court would form a Commission to revive the law and order situation in Dera Bugti.
Meanwhile, three people were killed in separate incidents in different towns of Balochistan, on Friday while a hand grenade attack was made in Panjgour. According to police, two bodies were recovered from a house located in A-1 city on Brewery Road which was shifted to Bolan Medical Complex Hospital for postmortem where they were identified as Muhammad Nawaz and Muhammad Essa.
The deceased were stated to be driver and servant of President of Balochistan Teachers Association. A police official quoting doctors said that both men died by consuming poisonous liquor. The bodies were handed over to heirs after completing legal formalities. In another incident, unidentified armed men opened fire in Chatkan area of Panjgour killing one Hafiz Farooq.
The assailants fled from the scene after committing the crime. However, motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained. Separately, unidentified people hurled a hand grenade at the office of a secret agency in Panjgour which landed with the huge blast partially damaging boundary wall. However, no loss of life was reported in the attack.
Meanwhile, explosives planted with a dustbin outside DHO office in Ziarat, a tourist point, exploded with a huge blast. As a result, windowpanes of nearby buildings were scattered. However, no loss of life was reported in the blast.