HRCP slams dumping of Baloch dead bodies in Karachi
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with concern the continued dumping of mutilated bodies of missing Baloch men in Karachi and demanded that the killers be brought to justice.
In a statement released on Friday, the commission noted “with great dismay and strongly condemned the fact that there had been no letup in the discovery of dead bodies of missing persons.”
It added, “While the discovery of mutilated dead bodies is unfortunately hardly unusual in Karachi, it is a matter of grave concern that in recent months bodies of men who had gone missing in Balochistan had increasingly been found dumped in Karachi with chits bearing their names left in their pockets for identification.
“This week alone, bodies of three Baloch men, Muhammad Ramzan, Abdul Ghafoor and Abdul Razzaq, have been found in Surjani Town area of Karachi.
Ramzan and Abdul Ghafoor had gone missing in Turbat in Balochistan last week and their families had alleged that they had been picked up by the security forces. Bodies of both men bore signs of torture.
The body of Abdul Razzaq, a Balochistan-based journalist who lived in Karachi’s Lyari area and had been missing since March, was so badly mutilated that his family could not identify him when they first saw the body.
In the end, only his arms and legs were sufficiently intact to enable identification.