Peshawar: The bullet-riddled bodies of
four men, believed to have been detained by security agencies,
have been found in Pakistan`s southwest Balochistan province,
with Baloch nationalist groups claiming that over 50 people
have been killed in a similar manner.
The bodies of Zubair Sarpara and Tariq Bangulzai were
found at Qambrani Road in provincial capital Quetta yesterday.
Both men were shot in the heads and their hands were tied
behind their backs, hospital officials told the media.
They bodies were identified using papers found in the
pockets of their clothing.
Police found two more bodies in Dasht area of
Mastung district. They were identified as Shahdin Marri and
Sohbat Marri. Their identity was ascertained from letters
found from their clothes.
All four men had earlier been listed as "missing
persons", an euphemism for people detained without charge by
security or intelligence agencies.
Nasrullah Baloch, chairman of the Voice for Baloch
Missing Persons, told reporters that the bodies of "55 missing
Baloch have been found during the past sixth months".
The development raised questions about the performance
of human rights bodies and the superior judiciary, he said.
Baloch nationalist groups have alleged that there has
been an increase in the killing of "missing persons" ever
since the Supreme Court began mounting pressure on security
and intelligence agencies to provide information about people
detained without charge.