141 NATO containers looted, torched so far: Balochistan govt


The Balochistan Home Ministry on Saturday said a total of 141 NATO containers and tankers were looted, torched and seven people were killed and more than a dozen wounded, while unofficial sources claimed that the number of incidents of looting NATO containers and tankers are much higher than the officially released data, Media reports said on Saturday.
Sources said NATO containers and tankers have been carrying supplies for forces in Afghanistan from Karachi port to Chaman in Balochistan for about a decade, but since 2006 onward the incidents of looting and burning of containers and tankers not only started but continued rising in different parts of Balochistan mostly in Khuzdar, Mastung, outskirts of Quetta, Kuchlak, Qila Abdullah, Pishin and adjoining areas. No wonder, Nato looted goods from the containers are seen openly sold in the markets of the cities in the province.
Former chief minister Aslam Raisani had admitted in the provincial assembly in July 2012 session that he was unable to provide security to NATO containers due to lack of resources.