Rajanpur: Five members of the Bugti tribe killed in a ‘fake encounter’ with Punjab police

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Five members of the Bugti tribe of Balochistan have been killed in an allegedly fake encounter with the Punjab police in Rajanpur city of Punjab, and their dead bodies have been thrown in Arbi Tiba area of District Rajanpur, reported Republican News.

The dead bodies have been identified as Dost Muhammad Bugti, who had disappeared in Karachi eight months ago; Ghulam Hussain Bugti, who was allegedly abducted by the intelligence agencies from Kandhkot, five months ago; Master Ali Bugti, who was reportedly detained in Rajanpur by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Nov 2019; Attah Muhammad Bugti, who was allegedly abducted by the Pakistan intelligence agencies while sojourning in Bahawalpur for medical treatment; and Ramzan Bugti, allegedly detained by the Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence personnel from his home in Pat Feeder, Balochistan, in a raid.

The spokesperson for the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Sher Muhammad Bugti said in a media statement that the Bugtis were forcefully abducted from different cities of Pakistan by the CDC and were subsequently killed in confinement. He said that the forces threw their bullet-riddled bodies, and then falsely claimed that these people were killed in a confrontation.

“Muslim world celebrating the holy #EidulAdha while Pakistan is busy slaughtering innocent Baloch, #Punjab’s CTD killed five abducted Bugtis in a fake encounter in #Rajanpur. All of them were abducted by #Pakistan security agencies from different cities”, Mr Bugti also tweeted.

Sher Muhammad Bugti appealed to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and other global rights groups to take notice of the Pakistani army’s “carnage” in Sindh, Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan.

The spokesperson for the Balochistan National Movement (BNM), condemned the incident and said that the Bugtis were killed by the Pakistani forces in a fake encounter. He said that the persons were abducted by the Pakistani forces from different cities of Pakistan confined in their torture cells. He said that the Baloch are being killed, plundered and subjected to inhumane torture by the state on a daily basis. The Baloch are suffering through a Holocaust, the spokesperson said.

He further stated that the global rights groups are meant to safeguard the rights of the people, and, therefore, they must take notice of the crimes committed by the Pakistani state. As the “ethnic cleansing” of the Baloch is accelerating, the responsibility of the rights group is mounting, he concluded.


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