qutta - The gruesome discovery of a mass grave in Tutak area of Khuzdar dominated Balochistan Assembly’s Tuesday session when members on treasury and opposition benches joined hands to press the provincial administration for a thorough investigation into inhumane act.

“The discovery of mass grave with bodies in Tutak is a shocking incident. Those responsible for these barbaric killings should be taken to task. The government should investigate this callous tragedy,” said Khalid Langove, chief minister’s advisor on finance.  Speaking on a point of order, Khalid, who hails from the ruling National Party, said it was the responsibility of the government to make all the facts of the incident public through media.

Another member of National Party, Haji Aslam, said it was ironic that whenever tragedies occured in Balochistan, elected members of the constituencies learnt about it through morning newspapers. “I am sure the elected member from Khuzdar has learned about the Tutak incident.”

“The government should undertake DNA tests of mutilated bodies and disclose all the information,” he said.

Opposition Leader Maulana Wasay of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl expressed resentment on the Tutak tragedy. “My heart bleeds. It is a shame that we have become so much careless that no one is paying heed to this serious humanitarian issue. The government should realize that people would not forgive us for that,” he said.

Wasay said the government should improve the situation instead of blaming previous governments. “It is insincere to blame previous government for everything for every mess in Balochistan. Now you are ruling but still incidents are taking place,” he added.  “The government cannot shy away from its responsibility by saying ‘this mess is part of continuous policies of former rulers’.”

Wasay said the government should act rather than playing blame game and investigate the incident.

Provincial Minister Dr Hamid Achakzai of Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party said his government would disclose all the facts about the tragic incident. “The government will not tolerate such brutalities,” he said.

Sardar Abdul Rehman Kithran who was recently charged with torturing police personnel and having private prison told the Balochistan Assembly that security forces had declared him terrorist and criminal but had failed to investigate such brutalities. “I am a Pakistani. I would hang myself on Jinnah Road Quetta if security forces prove the allegations,” he said.

Later talking to media persons outside assembly, the chief minister said a transparent inquiry into the incident would be made and the issue would be discussed thoroughly.