Protest against targeted killings in Panjgur

Published September 13, 2021
Protesters say about a dozen civilians have been killed in Panjgur in a month, but not a single alleged killer has been arrested.— AFP/File
Protesters say about a dozen civilians have been killed in Panjgur in a month, but not a single alleged killer has been arrested.— AFP/File

GWADAR: Hundreds of people on Sunday staged a protest against targeted killings in Panjgur.

A large number of people, including women and children, gathered at the main chowk of the town. They marched on the streets and roads and chanted slogans against the local administration and police for their failure to arrest alleged killers.

Speaking on the occasion, Haji Iftikhar Zahoor, Obaidullah, Abdul Malik Saleh, Asif Baloch, Saifullah Saifi, Tahira Baloch, Adnan Baloch, Alia Baloch, Aleem Musa, Amir Badini, Zakaria Sanjarani and others said about a dozen innocent civilians had been killed in Panjgur in a month, but not a single alleged killer had been arrested.

“Panjgur police and administration have surrendered before criminals. There is no government writ. Killers are roaming freely. Every house is in mourning and fear,” they said.

“The people from Punjab have been left at the mercy of killers, thieves and robbers,” they claimed. “Several people, including Maulvi Abdul Hai, Saghir, Jalil Sanjarani, Allauddin Qadeer, Safeer Musa and his father Haji Musa, have been killed in Panjgur, but their killers have not been traced and arrested,” they said.

Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2021

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