Gwadar: Authorities Refuse Handing Over Dead Bodies of BLA Attackers to Family

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Pakistani authorities reportedly attempted to detain family members of the deceased Gwadar assailants at the civil hospital while they were there to claim the attackers’ bodies.

According to reports, the court had directed the bodies of eight Baloch ‘fidayee’, who executed a self-sacrificial strike against Pakistani intelligence agencies in Gwadar’s Port Authority Complex, be released to their families for burial. The city administration transferred the bodies to the civil hospital for the families to collect post-documentation.

Despite waiting from dawn to dusk, the attackers’ families did not receive the bodies, as Frontier Corps and Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials withheld them.

In a video message, Gulzar Dost, a civil society leader, stated that he accompanied the attackers’ families to the hospital. He claimed that the CTD and FC obstructed the families from retrieving the bodies. When attempts were made to place the bodies in ambulances for transport to their hometowns, a substantial force of police and FC, commanded by DPO Gwadar Captain Zohaib Mohsin, encircled the hospital, restricting both the bodies and the family members.

Local sources suggest the presence of female police officers in the contingent, hinting at a possible impending crackdown on the attackers’ family members, predominantly women, potentially leading to their forced disappearance.

Nevertheless, some families succeeded in retrieving their loved ones’ bodies. BLA member Babar Nasir was interred in Malikabad, Turbat, with his funeral led by Mufti Shahmeer and attended by numerous political and social figures.

‘Fidayees’ Kareem Jan and Khuda Dost, along with Mehrwan Nawaz, Riaz Illahi, and Muslim Mola Baksh, were also buried in their respective hometowns of Aapsar and Buleda.

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