Five more bodies. three from Khuzdar and two Turbat areas, were found in the ongoing genocide of the Baloch people in Balochistan by Pakistan’s Frontier Corps, Military Intelligence and Inter Services Intelligence.
According to Balochistan hospital sources, three tortured bodies of victims of enforced disappearances Murtaza Zehri, 18, and Hafeez Bajoi and Mohammad Ayub Mohammadhasni were found from Khuzdar area.
Hafzee Bajoi and Mohammad Ayub Mohammadhasni were members of the Baloch National Movement while Murtaza Zehri was a member of the Balochistan Republican Party. The two parties are part of coalition called Baloch National Front that is demanding an independent Balochistan in a groundswell of popular support builds up with the Baloch puplace anxiety ridden by Pakistan’s daily killings.
The Baloch Waran web site said local police officer Qadir Qambrani said police had recovered three bodies from Sorgaz Zeddi area, a desolate place of Khuzdar district about 300-kilometer south of the Balochistan capital Quetta.
Their hands were tied behind their backs and all three were blindfolded. Their identities were ascertained through slips found from their pockets. In addition to their complete names, the lists said the victims were involved with the freedom movement.
Mohammadhasani, a barber, was whisked away be Pakistani sercet services nine days ago from Khuzdar city and a police FIR was registered in his case.
Hafeez was kidnapped on March 10 this year while Murtaza Zehri was abducted on September 9, 2010 from Khuzdar.
“The victims were shot in the head and chest and their bodies bore multiple marks of brutal torture,” sources at hospital said.
A complete shutter down strike was observed in Khuzdar following the recovery of bodies on the call given by Baloch Students Organization Azad. However, no untoward incident occurred during the strike.
In coastal Mekran division, the bodies of Shameem Ahmed and Zareef Baloch were found at Pidarak 12 kilometers from District Kech Turbat.
Zareef Baloch hailed from from Kalatuk while Shameem Ahmad was a resident of Malikabad.
Shameem Ahmed was abducted last week by the Pakistan’s Military Intelligence from Koh-i-Batheel in Gwadar along with his friend named Ghulam Rasool, whose fate is unknown. The two were forcibly disappeared on the eve of Pakistan army chief visit General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani to Gwadar.
Gwadar presented the look of a ghost town during Kayani’s visit.
Zareef Baloch, son of Balach Baloch, was abducted five days ago in Pasni Cross when he was going to Karachi for treatment. He was a poet, linguist and editor-in-chief of a Balochi magazine named Shahjoo.
In Mekran, half dozen Pakistan army officers have been identified by the local populace for being responsible for crimes against humanity.
They are Lt. Colonel Mehboob Ali, from Punjab who heads the Frontier Corps and is posted in Gwadar; Lt. Colonel Muhammad Asad, also from Punjab, is posted at the Absar camp in Turbat; Syed Hasan Ali Abbas, also from Punjab, who is commandant of Mekran Scouts; Major Muhammad Taha Raza, also from Punjab; while Major Muhammad Salman, posted at the Turbat camp and Captain Aftab Ahmed, who is posted as medical officer in Turbat, are from Sindh.
Lt. Colonel Mehboob Ali has been named the “Butcher of Gwadar.”
“Zareef Baloch was simply a linguist,” his friend told Radio Gwank, Sweden, Monday. “His killing shows Pakistan military will spare none.”
Balochistan, the size of Texas, in southwest Asia is in the grip of a war of liberation to end Pakistan’s colonial rule.
Nearly 150 people have been forcibly abducted, tortured and killed execution style by Pakistan’s Frontier Corps, Military Intelligence and Inter Services Intelligence.
Balochistan was an independent country when the British set foot on it in 1839 and left it divided when the sun set on the British Empire in August 1947.
The British granted Balochistan independence separately from India and Pakistan, but Pakistan invaded and annexed Balochistan at gunpoint on March 27, 1948.
The part of Balochistan under Pakistan military occupation is the size of New Mexico, the part under Iranian mullahs is the size of Nevada and the part in Afghanistan is the size of West Virginia.
Tens of thousands of Baloch people have died in five wars of liberation since the Pakistani occupation. The dead include former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, 79.
His young grandson Brahumdagh Bugti, 30, is ranked among the three main leaders along with Hyrbyair Marri and Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, who are spearheading the independence struggle.