Ahead of Women’s Day, Pakistan Army murders Baloch woman in cold blood

Baloch home demolished after heavy firing by Pakistani security forces. (File picture)
Baloch home demolished after heavy firing by Pakistani security forces. (File picture)

Pakistan Army continues its atrocities across Balochistan. In its latest act of cruelty a Baloch woman was detained, tortured and killed in cold blood while she was in illegal custody of the Pakistan Army. The woman was arrested along with others and shifted to an unknown location.

A few days ago, Pakistani forces had arrested and moved Zar Gul who is the daughter of Rahim Bakhsh Baloch to an unknown location from Mashkay Mangoli Zemro area of Balochistan. According to local sources, the detained woman has been killed after several violent attacks and her body has been handed over to her relatives, but Pakistani forces have threatened that the entire family will be punished, if news about the woman’s murder comes out.

Pakistani government officials have not yet commented on the incident.
Human Rights Council of Balochistan’s Deputy Coordinator, Lateef Johar Baloch, expressed his views on Twitter, “Very Disturbing! According to locals, a Baloch woman, Zar Gul, died from the tortures of Pakistan army. She was abducted… from Mashkay, Balochistan 2 days ago. The abduction & killings of civilians must be stopped. Pakistan must be accountable for the killing.”

He further added in another tweet: “Eight other family members of Zar Gul were also murdered by Pakistani army in an air attack on her uncle’s house in Mashkay, Balochistan in 2012. I am a witness to that incident; we went there just after the attack. There was no help for the wounded. It was extremely painful.”

In a separate incident, two sisters Sameena Baloch and Zubaida Baloch daughters of Murad Baloch were detained by the Pakistani forces when they were traveling from their hometown of Tijaban to Turbat area of district Kech. They were released later on.

The matter of enforced disappearances in Balochistan has become a serious problem. The relatives of the missing persons are continuously protesting.

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