Balochistan: Military operations continue unabated as several abducted from New Kahan


File Photo of New Kahaan

New Kahaan

BALOCHISTAN: Hundreds of Pakistani security forces raided New Kahan Quetta at midnight on Monday and carried out a house-to-house search operation.

The raided and operation was launched after the burial of Surriya Begum (Mother-e-Balochistan), wife of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, who passed away in London on 7, December, 2015.

Her corpse was send to Balochistan for burial at New Kahan graveyard, the same graveyard where Nawab Marri is buried.

Local sources reported that when her coffin arrived in New Kahan Quetta, Pakistani minister Jangyz Marri along with heavy contingents of Pakistani forces also reached at the New Kahan graveyard.

The Pakistani FC and other forces in presence of Jangyz Marri started threatening and intimidating the local population.

The following night at midnight the Pakistani forces raided entire New Kahan and carried out a search operation.

According to locals the inhabitants including women and children were harassed and made to stand in outside in freezing weather.

At least 12 people have been arrested and taken to the nearby Shalkot Police station.

Locals also complained that Pakistani forces broke the door of houses and looted valuables from possession of inhabitants.

It is believed that Pakistan minister Jangyz Marri order the operation in an effort to sabotage the Fateha Khawani (condolences ceremony) for wife of late Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri which was due to take place in Tuesday.

The arrested people have not been released and were held a Shalkot police station until the filing of this report.

Elsewhere in Balochistan also the Pakistani forces have been carrying to operations in several regions of Awaran, Raghe region of Besima and of Gomazi since past three days.

Baloch social media activists and independent sources from Balochistan reported that security forces were accompanied by Eido alias Sana the head of local death squad of Pakistan army and members of National Party – the party of outgoing Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch.

At least two people were killed during these operations and dozen have reportedly been abducted.

Separately, the Pakistani media sources have reported that Pakistani forces have killed at least 13 suspected ‘militants’. However, the identity of the victims is yet to be confirmed.

The Pakistani media also reported that the army and other security forces have killed least 204 people, wounded 29 and abducted 8326 during 1863 operations carried out under the National Action Plan (NAP) which started on 16 December, 2014 after the attack on Army Public School in khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Courtesy: Baloch Warna

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