Turbat: Four more Baloch youths go “missing”

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Four Baloch young men went “missing” from Turbat area of the Kech district on Tuesday night.

According to reports, Pakistani security forces allegedly detained four Baloch youths during raids on different houses in the Gokdan town of Turbat.

The families of the youths have confirmed the news of their detention. The abductees have been identified as Mirza s/o Barkat, Bilal s/o Haji Abdul Aziz, Abdul Razzaq s/o Muhammad Jan, and Muhammad Haneef s/o Ghulam Jan. It should be noted that a young man named Muhammad Hanif Dadu from Gokdan is already in the custody of security forces.

Similarly, two days ago three people who reportedly went missing from Turbat were identified as Sayed Jan, Shehzad, and Jhanzaib, whose whereabouts still remain unknown.

Earlier this, all the shops and petrol pumps were forcibly closed by the security forces on Saturday evening, local shopkeepers said. As a result, the supplier’s faced difficulties while there was a food shortage in these areas.

According to the shopkeepers, the security forces manhandled the shopkeepers and forcefully closed the shops and petrol pumps in the area. Due to this, they suffered financial losses, while the closure of medical stores has increased the difficulties of patients, local residents said.

The aforementioned developments come after a severe attack on Pakistani forces in Gokadan a few days earlier, where at least seven Pakistan Army personnel were killed and injured — The attack was claimed by the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA).

Moreover, protests by the residents continued in the Tejaban area of Kech district against the Pakistani forces, who had reportedly shot a woman in an indiscriminate firing incident after the militant attack on their checkpoint.

The residents demanded the withdrawal of the forces from their area. However, the district administration assured the protesters that the Frontier Corps camp would be shifted to another place within fourteen days.


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