By Naseer Memon
The recent spate of violence in Sindh attained yet another traumatic dimension when the brutalised bodies of two young students were found in Dadu district. In a typical Balochistan-styled episode, both activists of a nationalist party, Amir Khahawar and Sajjad Markhand, were picked up in Larkano a few days ago and their tortured bodies were later found on the roadside.
National media, being too occupied with election mania, ignored the incident but the grisly news made rounds on Sindhi television channels. In a similar incident, another political activist, Muzaffar Bhutto, was found dead after a protracted disappearance and four other activists were killed near Sanghar in broad daylight.
KARACHI: Another ‘missing person’ from Balochistan was found dead in a Surjani Town locality of the city near Manghopir on Thursday, bringing the number of people who had been missing and were found dead over the past two months in Karachi to over a dozen.
The latest incident has raised apprehensions among the rights groups about the situation in Balochistan.
The police said that they had received information about the presence of a body on the Northern Bypass near Manghopir in the morning.
The representative of Baloch Human Rights Organization has said that the state forces have intensified the brutalities on alarming rates. Military operations, abductions, dumping of tortured dead bodies, violation of sanctity of houses and raids have become household talks.
The forces conducted a search operation in Parom, Panjgur and abducted at least 20 innocent Baloch, which include Muneer Ahmed, Asif Baloch, Zahid Baloch, Waleed Baloch, Ejaz Baloch, Tariq Baloch, Nasir Baloch, Ali Ahmed, Azam Mazar Zai and others. During the operation the Pakistani security forces also maltreated women and elders. Whereas, the abducted people were taken to unknown locations and their relatives are in great distress.