ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Saturday took suo moto notices of the discovery of mass grave in Balochistan province’s Khuzdar district, and the gang rape of a 40-year-old widow in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jilani called separate reports from the Punjab and Balochistan police chiefs over the incidents. Taking notice of the discovery mass grave with 13 decomposed bodies in Tootak area of Khuzdar, the apex court ordered the inspector general of Balochistan Police and Khuzdar deputy commissioner to submit a report on February 4.
Also the Balochistan government formed a judicial committee to investigate the mystery shrouding the mass grave. The committee, headed by Balochistan High Court judge Noor Mohammad Maskanzai, would submit its findings within a month, according to a spokesperson for the Home Ministry. It is yet to be ascertained as to who these people were and who they were killed by and buried in the grave.
The court also summoned a report from the Punjab police chief on the same date, February 4, over gang rape of a widow on orders from a tribal jirga in Ahsanpur village of Muzaffargarh district.
According to reports, a 40-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by four men to settle an honour dispute. Two days ago, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident.
Police ‘torture’ to death
N youth wing activist
INP adds: A member of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) youth wing died allegedly by police torture here on Saturday.
According to reports, 28-year-old Syed Mohammad Naeem died after he was allegedly tortured by police in Quetta.
The relatives of Naeem staged a protest demonstration against police torture in front of the CM’s House demanding a thorough inquiry into the incident.