Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kidnapped Baloch Journalist’s Bullet-Riddled Body Found in Turbat

Kidnapped Baloch Journalist’s Bullet-Riddled Body Found in Turbat

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The Baloch Hal News

QUETTA: The bullet-riddled dead body of a missing Baloch journalist Ilyas Nazar was found by authorities in Pidarak area of Kechh district, some 550 Km west of Quetta on Wednesday, along with Qambar Chakar Baloch, a top leader of the Baloch Students’ Organization (BSO).

According to sources, Levies Force personnel after getting information from the local people, authorities reached Pidarak mountainous area, some 17 KM away from Turbat town and shifted the bodies to local hospital for autopsy.

Hospital sources said that both victims received bullets wounds in their heads and their bodies bore severe torture marks. They were identified as Chakar Qambar (22) a central committee member of Baloch Students Organization (Azad) and Ilyas Nazar, a local journalist of Balochi magazine monthly “Darwanth” and a final year student of Computer Sciences.

Ilyas Nazar was picked up reportedly by the government agencies after dragging him out from a passenger bus in costal town of Ormara while he was on his way from Quetta to his native town of Turbat on December, 28 last.

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the murder of the the young Baloch journalist by calling it as an act of ‘barbarism’. The country’s journalists’ foremost body said the situation in Balochistan was too bad to work as reporter.

At least five journalists, vast majority of whom were Balochs, were killed in Balochistan in 2010 while Nazar’s was the first murder of a journalist in the conflict-stricken province. Another journalist from Pasni, Siddiq Eido is currently missing. He was abducted on the same day when Nazar was whisked away. Sitting in a hunger strike camp, the family members and professional colleagues of Nazar say they fear he would be killed by his captors.

Local residents say over 80 Balochs were brutally killed and their bodies were thrown in desolate areas after being allegedly abducted by the government agencies during the past six months.

Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi on Monday last has made a passionate appeal to Chief of the army staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kyani during his visit to Sui to resolve the issue of missing persons and their killing. He requested Army Chief to investigate who were the people involved in their abduction and killing that has been causing anxiety among their families.

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