• Thursday 6th August 2020

800 Bodies Found In Balochistan In Past Three Years By Syed Ali Shah

Of the 466 Baloch killed in the province, most were political workers while the remaining were killed in incidents of targeted killings, tribal disputes, domestic violence etc, the Home Department sources explained.

800 bodies found in Balochistan in past three years

By Syed Ali Shah

In Balochistan, both state and non-state actors are being accused of severe human rights violations. Online/File Photo

QUETTA: Over 800 bodies were found in Balochistan during last three-and-a-half years, with most of them being found in Quetta, Khuzdar and Makran belt.

This information was shared with Dawn.com by sources in the Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Department.

The sources said that 466 victims were identified as ethnic Baloch, 123 as Pashtuns, and 107 from other ethnicities. Meanwhile, 107 bodies remained unidentified.

Of the 466 Baloch killed in the province, most were political workers while the remaining were killed in incidents of targeted killings, tribal disputes, domestic violence etc, the Home Department sources explained.

“This is an alarming situation,” veteran Baloch nationalist leader, Dr Hayee Baloch told Dawn.com.

He insisted that Baloch political workers were still being picked up from various parts of the province to suppress their voice.

Balochistan has been under the grip of violent attacks for more than twelve years.


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