CJP takes suo motu notice of Turbat killings, seeks report in three days

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has sought a detailed report on the incident from IG Balochistan and DG FIA


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken a suo motu notice of the Turbat incident in which 20 bodies were recovered over a span of four days.

The chief justice on Sunday sought detailed reports within three days from the director general of Federal Investigation Agency and the inspector general of Balochistan regarding the incident. 

He also questioned the role the relevant authorities have decided to play in preventing such incidents.

Moreover, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Leader Pervaiz Elahi contacted the families of the deceased and conveyed his condolences. 

He also remarked that if there were employment opportunities in the country then these families would not be mourning. 

On November 15, fifteen bodies were found in Buleda area of Turbat tehsil in Kech district of Balochistan. 

The bodies bore bullet wounds and were of people from different parts of Punjab, including Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sialkot. 

It was found out the deceased were en route to Europe through Iran for jobs. They were being taken by an agent, whom they had paid for their illegal migration.

Later, on the night of November 17, five more bodies were found in the same tehsil, Turbat, albeit at the distance from the previous spot. 

The five bodies were found from Tajban area of Turbat, closer to Panjgur.

Documents found with the deceased revealed the five people were friends belonging to Gujrat in Punjab. 

While speaking to Geo News, Balochistan Government Spokesperson Anwarul Haq had said their assessment showed the five were killed in the same incident in which the 15 were shot dead. 

He added their bodies were found in an operation that was launched in the area after the first 15 bodies were recovered.