Mutilated dead body of missing Hafizullah, who has been missing for four years was found in Dalbandain area of district Chagai on Thursday.
According to the information, the mutilated body of Hafizullah son of Rahim Muhammad Hasani, who went missing from Dalbandain area of Balochistan, four years ago, was found at Pul-Choto.
Levies sources confirmed the recovery and said that the mutilated body has been shifted to the Prince Fahad Hospital, Dalbandain.
According to local sources, the body was found due to the recent rains, after which the administration was informed.
Hafizullah Mohammad Hassani was a resident of Killi Qasim and a farmer by profession, who was forcibly disappeared on August 30, 2016.
Hafizullah’s younger brother, Niamatullah said in a press conference in Quetta that his brother had been taken from his home in Killi Qasim Khan on August 30, 2016, by a major-ranked officer of thePakistani army.
He said that family members thought his brother might have been taken in for questioning and would be released once the investigation is over, but he was disappeared for four years.
“When my brother did not come back even after a long time and I was not informed about his whereabouts, the family’s concerns increased after which I contacted that Major,” he said.
Hafeez Mohammad Hassani’s mother revealed in front of Quetta Press Club last year at missing person’s protest camp that in return for her son’s recovery, Major Naveed of Pakistan Army demanded 6800000 Pakistani Rupees, on which the family provided the money but Hafeez couldn’t be recovered.
The army major was court-martialed after the revelation of Hafizullah’s family. During the Field General Court Martial, he was sentenced to life in prison for abuse of power.
A statement issued by the Pakistan Army’s media wing, ISPR in August 2019, stated that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had upheld the Field General Court Martial’s sentence. ۔
“The armed forces are aware of their institutional accountability system. Therefore, this officer has been dismissed and sent to jail,” the statement said.
Despite the conviction of the security forces’ officer, Hafeezullah didn’t return home alive.
Hafizullah’s younger brother Niamatullah further said that when it was proved that the said officer had exceeded his authority, his family once again hoped for Hafizullah’s recovery but today Hafizullah’s mutilated body was found.
The incidents of recovery of mutilated bodies and mass graves are not uncommon in Balochistan. Mass graves were discovered before in Tootak, Panjgur, Dera Bugti and Pishin areas of Balochistan, where according to reports the victims of enforced disappearance were found buried.
Baloch Political activists claims that “Human rights situation in Balochistan has set alarm bells ringing for human rights activists as enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings continue for the last many years. International media and human rights bodies have been denied access to the affected areas by the government, while the victim families also blame Pakistan’s military for human rights violations”.
Family members of hundreds of missing persons are on sit-in protest since two decades in Quetta, capital of Balochistan to demand the safe release of their loved ones and in case of any criminal offence demanding the fundamental right of a fair trial.