Human Rights Council of Balochistan, (HRCB) a human rights group bases in Balochistan on 14 January published its report on murder and kidnapping of two women in Balochistan.
The report says, two days ago, the decomposed body of Hani Sasoli, a resident of Hormagayi area of district Washuk, was found in a desolated area of district Kharan.
The report provides the details, “on November 26, 2021, Hani Sasoli went to the town of Kharan to do shoppoing for her son’s engagement but she never returned. In search of Hani, her family members acquired her call history and found out that the last phone number that had contacted her was registered in one Asif Ali’s name, who is a resident of Jhal Magsi. Apparently, Asif Ali’s sim was used to call Hani, but registration of a sim card on fake identity documents is common in Pakistan.”
HRCB’s reports also indicate that the family informed about the abduction of Hani Baloch after the lapse of one month, “Afters a month of search, Lal Bakhsh, Hani’s brother, contacted the police about his sister’s disappearance.
HRCB report also claims that the police did not take any action due to the involvement of influential Levies official, “The police filed the report but no investigation was carried out. The family later came to know that she was kidnapped by Zahid Ali Mohammad Hassani, a constable of levies force. The family was also informed that she had been raped by Zahid Ali and his friends, who then killed and buried her body. Since Zahid Ali belongs to an influential family in the area, the police never carried out any investigation or took any action against the him.”
The report goes on, “Even after the dead body was found, the police are still hesitant to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of Hani’s death.”
The report also informs about the case of the abduction of eight members of a same family of Khan Mohammad.
The report of HRCB says that Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran who is a provincial minister and the spokesperson of the ruling party, the Balochistan Awami Party has abducted detained, and kept them in his private jail since 2019.
“In Balochistan, powerful and influential people and clans often victimize poor people without fear of accountability. Such cases had been filed in the past too but the powerful always get away with the crime by bribing and influencing the police.” Says the report.
The reports also shed light on the case of known artist and journalist Shaheena Shaheen who was cold bloody killed by her Husband Mehrab Gichki In September 2020: “Though the police filed the case against her husband but no further action has been taken to arrest Mr Gichki. He is still on the run.”
HRCB demands that the government must investigate this case and punish the culprits.