Tuesday, August 23, 2011

`Existence of torture cells hard to reject`

By S. Raza Hasan

KARACHI, Aug 20: Bodies bearing torture marks and gunshot wounds that are being dumped in various parts of the city in gunny bags indicate that “torture cells” do exist in many localities of the metropolis, sources told Dawn.

However, law-enforcement agencies despite having a sense that such activities were going on were not taking any action, the sources claimed.

During the decade of 1990s, the concept of torture cells emerged in the city when law-enforcement agencies claimed to have unearthed several such places in different city areas, a senior law-enforcement officer said.

“The torture victims` bodies that are being dumped along the roads these days remind me of the decade of `90s when such tactics were first used,” the officer added.

Law-enforcement and hospital sources are of the opinion that the manner in which these victims are subjected to torture and the techniques used in torture — such as slitting of throats, etc — suggest that such gruesome acts cannot be carried out on roadsides and somewhere sorts of torture chambers must be existing.

At least 24 bodies were brought to the Civil Hospital Karachi on Thursday morning which had been thrown from moving vehicles in different parts of the city. Apparently the victims were kidnapped, tortured and later put to death.

Officials were of the opinion that the presumed torture or execution cells are not confined to any particular parts of the city. And their existence could be assessed from the places where the bodies were being dumped, they add.

Generally, bodies were often dumped not very far from the place where the supposed torture cells were located, the sources said. It was believed so because taking a body to a faraway location carried obvious risks, the sources added.

It was also believed that terrorists and assassins used old government school buildings, under-construction structures, abandoned houses or apartments and other such places, which fell into disuse over the time, for their nefarious activities.

People in the surrounding localities and neighbourhoods often became suspicious of such activities, but because of fear they remained silent, the sources opined.

“Even if someone is bold enough to go to law-enforcers to report such matters, no concrete action on such complaints should be expected,” the sources said.


1 comment:

Ali said...

MQM is the only ethnic and underworld terrorist group in Pakistan, that has has murdered innocent Pashtoons in its very beginning, then Punjabis, Sindhis and now Balochs. When Mohajir Quomi movement now called MQM Haqiqi was trying to take charge of Karachi's areas like Landhi, Malir and Shah Faisal Colony, they murdered their own Urdu speaking people just on the basis of their association and address on the NICs as of the Haqiqi occupied areas of Karachi. Musharraf just to be in Power used MQM Altaf and supported them a lot, allowing them to use the entire machinery and establishment against their rivals.

Their is only one known agenda of MQM and that is to take everything out of Pakistan Pakistan steel, Shipping and entire Karachi's resources as well as ransom collected all over Sind is being regularly sent to Altaf Hussain's banks. And one can see a clear difference between Altaf Hussain in 1980's and now. His face has now become Piggish and each and every part of his body speaks of money.

I still remember his first procession held in Karachi where he provoked Urdu speaking people of selling their TVs and VCRs for buying Klashnikovs. And then he said these Punjabis think that they can run away back to their provinces, when there wont be any trains running how can they? He is a lier, biggest tyrant and a terrorist of the entire history.

MQM should be banned in Pakistan and a resolution should be passed in the United Nations to ban its activities throughout the world and NATO forces should bombard Nine Zero and Altaf's other hideouts in the world including the London's Nine Zero. Altaf should be taken to the International court of justice and should be given the most painful way of killing.

All the relatives of people who were murdered by the orders or ideology of Altaf hussain should be called in and should be allowed to beat him to death satisfying themselves as he deserves such a ruthless death