18 ‘non-Baloch’ men murdered in cold blood in Kechh


As many as 18 Pakistani illegal immigrants, majority of who were Punjabis, were gunned down and two others injured in a deadly attack in Kechh district, 1,200kms from Quetta on Friday.
The Baloch Liberation Tigers claimed responsibility for the attack that was carried out in the Kadan mountainous area near the Iranian border.
Reports said a group of illegal immigrants from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces were going to Iran through unconventional routes in four SUVs after dusk. Unidentified armed men on four motorcycles stopped the vehicles and pulled out all non-locals, lined them up and opened indiscriminate fire on them.
As a result, 18 of them were killed and two injured, while one was lucky to escape unhurt.
Among the dead, 13 were from Punjab, while the remaining five hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The two people injured and the one who remained unhurt are also from Punjab.
Kechh Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aslam Tareen said there was unauthentic news about the incident involving illegal Pakistani immigrants being hauled to Iran by human smugglers in the mountainous area of Kadan, 110kms from Turbat.
He said unknown armed men opened indiscriminate fire on the vehicles that resulted in the killing of 18 people.
Tareen said a team had been dispatched to the area to confirm the reports.
He said the district administration gathered the information through its tribal/local sources.
To a question, he said in the wake of a number of incidents of armed attacks on illegal Pakistani immigrants at main border entry points, the administration had increased security around the main border crossing.
Tareen said following enhanced security measures at main entry points, the smugglers had started hauling people who wanted to reach European countries for seeking work to Iran through ragged mountainous routes.
A spokesman of Baloch Liberation Tigers, Meeran Baloch, called several newspapers’ offices and claimed responsibility for the killing.
Balochistan has been a hotbed of both ethnic and sectarian violence for the last several years now. Baloch rebels, irked by the government’s alleged inattention towards the resource rich province, have found solace in frequently killing non-Baloch residents across the province, especially those from Punjab.
Just like sectarian cleansing of Shias, Punjabis have also been in the line of fire of Baloch renegades, who want independence for the province and want all non-Baloch settlers to return to their respective areas.


  1. The genocide of Punjabis continues unstopped in Balochistan.Thousands of punjabis have been massacred in balochistan,but the media remains quiet.Even after these killings,the media and the twitterati created the impression that this attack was sectarian in nature,when the truth came out that it was a case of ethnic terrorism,all the twitterati went silent,no one condemned,no one screamed #PunjabiGenocide.
    The genocide of punjabis is not considered a crime in pakistan,all the anger,all the tears are for when non-Punjabis are killed.

    • Please dont start another Punjabi or Sindhi issue. This is a Pakistani issue, Sindhi & PK Pakistanis would be targeted.

      This is some illiterate Baloch people who probably worship the devil Bugti & are hell bent on destroying Pakistan. Cleanse them all by sending them to hell.

      • Similarly, indians want anti-india Kashmiris to be sent to hell. I would like to have your plan blue print, it may help us.

        • That would be every Kashmiri so you cant win either way 🙂

          India can never have Kashmir's soul, just its skeleton by the chain, like it is right now.

          • Muslims of Pakistan have lost their identity as to who they are. Similarly, muslims of K. Valley have lost their identity, they have no soul left. They have been reduced to 'Khaanabadosh' tribe having a longer camp in Valley.

          • kashmiri soul is lost in the wliderness and moving in wrong direction and already crossed over to Pakistan, why not to take your lifeless bodies alongwith.

  2. Why didn't the news channels report the real story behind this attack? the tv channels made it seem like shias had been killed in a terrorist attack when it was a race based assault.the punjabis were taken out of buses and identified by their identity cards and shot dead in cold blood like animals.the news channels tried to hide the truth because the dead were Punjabis and no one mourns the loss of punjabi civilians in the journalism industry.

  3. May be it's Because of Zia ul Haq!!! Who was a Pujabi Slave of Saudi Arabia! Who was a bad luck Punjabi and who cultivated today's seeds!!!

  4. So the cold blooded massacres of Punjabis continue and the world looks on silently.Why is it when non-punjabis are killed,america,UNO,amnesty international,human rights watch all jump in and scream and shout but when punjabi labourers are massacred all the human rights champions go completely quiet? where is the civil society now?

  5. Are the targetted killings of punjabis not a human rigths violation or do we not regard punjabis as humans in today's pakistan? All the torch bearers of human rights remain silent over the systematic elimination of punjabis from balochistan.All their anger,all their activism is solely reserved when any non-punjabi is murdered.The liberal fighters for human rights try to justify the genocide of punjabis and make excuses for those involved in the deliberate and systematic campaign of murder against punjabis in balochistan.

  6. Iftikhar choudry and Geo are directly responsible for this. Selective justice for personal vanity and traitor hamid mir. !!!
    We miss you musharraf as the only language these terrorist understand is what we did in swat (throw these bastards from helicopters on top of their fellow terrorists). No action with one hand tied behind the back for FC. And do not give me this BS about "Mush is responsible for Baluchistan mess". Learn from Chinese. No mercy for terrorists.

      • No,they won't .Look at the lack of reaction in the media over this.If 18 shias or Baloch had been murdered this way,the twitterati and news channels would have been going mad with anger over it but when the victims are punjabis,no one on the news channels or facebook or twitter gives a damn.No social media activist condemns it,no hashtag of #Punjabigenocide is trended on twitter.
        Punjabis hate themselves so much that they don't protest when their community members are killed like dogs in the street by baloch terrorists.Where is the public hue and cry? Why is it silent when the victims turn out to be punjabis?

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