No Difference Between Human Being, Animal In Balochistan: Sc

A woman also appeared before the court and told the chief justice that her brother Doctor Naseer and his two friends – Hafiz Rudini and Akhtar Lango – had allegedly been picked up by government functionaries on April 3.

* Quetta police produce four of seven missing persons

* Court orders recovery of remaining missing persons by Monday

* FC chief rejects charges against his force

By Mohammad Zafar

QUETTA: The Supreme Court (SC) said on Friday there was no difference between a human being and animals in Balochistan where mutilated bodies were found on a daily basis.

“I think I should stay in Quetta for a month,” said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, as a three-member SC bench resumed the hearing of a case concerning the poor security and human rights situation in Balochistan.

Following the chief justice’s directive, Quetta police produced four of seven ‘missing’ people of the Marri tribe in the court.

The seven people were picked up during a raid in Quetta’s Sariab Mill area on March 1 and had been listed ‘missing’ since then.

Police, who had earlier been declining having information about the missing persons, produced four of seven people. The four were Hazar Khan, Mazar Khan, Malik Sher and Javed Marri.

Justice Chaudhry suspended New Sariab SHO Noor Baksh Mengal for his false statement about the missing persons and directed police to arrest him.

The chief justice said he would also suspend the Balochistan IGP if the remaining three missing persons were not produced before the court by Monday.

Frontier Corps (FC) Inspector General Major General Ubaidullah Khan Khattak also appeared before the court and rejected charges against his force.

“PPP MPA Sadiq Umrani has accused FC of kidnapping and killing two persons near Kalat and Mastung. It is a serious allegation… the MPA was accompanied by two ministers when the incident took place and they cannot lie on floor of the House,” the chief justice told Khattak.

The FC chief said his force had issued a statement the very next day, and said that no such incident had taken place.

The court directed the FC IG to appear before the court along with complete report during the next hearing.

A woman also appeared before the court and told the chief justice that her brother Doctor Naseer and his two friends – Hafiz Rudini and Akhtar Lango – had allegedly been picked up by government functionaries on April 3.

The court directed the Jinnah Town SP to ensure the safe recovery of these missing persons by April 10.

The Balochistan home secretary informed the court that as many as 1,056 people, including 227 FC personnel and 196 police officials, had been killed in Balochistan since 2009.

This annoyed the chief justice, who said that such a “figure reflects the failure of government and its functionaries”.

The court adjourned the hearing until April 12.

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