SC takes notice of Punjabi labourers’ killing in Balochistan

  • The case will be heard at Quetta Registry on May 11

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took on Saturday a suo motu notice of the killing of six Punjabi labourers in Kharan district of Balochistan.

The court has served notices on chief secretary Balochistan and Inspector General of Police Balochistan. The court will take up the case at Quetta Registry on May 11.

In what appeared to be an incident of ethnic killings, six men were killed after unidentified attackers opened fire on the labourers in the Laijay area in Kharan district of Balochistan on Friday.

Six Punjabi labourers shot dead in Balochistan

The labourers — all hailing from Punjab — were working on a mobile tower when they were targeted, Levies officials said. The assailants escaped unhurt from the spot after the attack, they added.

Militants have been targeting labourers from Punjab and Sindh working in various parts of Balochistan.

Four Sindhi labourers working on the construction of a road were killed in April 2017  by suspected militants in Balochistan’s Kharan.