In the Barkhan area of occupied Balochistan, the body of a mother and her children was found near a well.When the identification of the dead bodies was ascertained, Khan Muhammad Marri, a local tribesman confirmed the deceased were his wife Giran Naz, eldest son Mohammad Nawaz and another son Abdul Qadir. Marri also accused the Balochistan Minister for Communication and Works (C&W), Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran of killing his family members.He said that his wife ,sons and five other family members had been imprisoned in Khetran’s private prison since 2019. The reason behind them being behind the jail was not testifying in a case conflict between Abdul Rehman Khetran and his son, Sardar Inam Khetran.
Khan Muhammad even said that the people are not only being subjugated to forced labour by the provincial minister but are also sexually and physically assaulting them in his private jail. He said that a video of his wife had surfaced on a website after which his family’s bodies were found in a well.
VBMP Vice Chairman Mama Qadeer Baloch said that the killer of the incident has the blessing of GHQ, while talking to the delegation, Mama Qadeer wrote that Balochistan is burning, everywhere there is blood, neither men nor women are safe in Balochistan. Institutions kidnap women in public, make baseless accusations against them and no one questions them.”Why were the state institutions silent at that time? Why didn’t anyone move, because those people were prisoners of the one who has the blessings of GHQ and has his hand on his head. You should understand that those who claim to be the representatives of Balochistan are representatives or special servants of the institutions that have bled Balochistan”, he said.
The members of the Marri tribe had called for a dharna in front of the Chief Minister’s House in Quetta against the arrest of the killers. Protestors have announced to continue the sit-in until the dismissal and arrest of the provincial minister. The protestors include members of political and social organizations and people from different walks of life. Meanwhile thousands of people participated in the funeral to show their solidarity to the ruthless killing.