"Mr. Rasool Bux Mengal, joint secretary of Baloch Nationalist Movement (BNM), was abducted on August 23, 2009 by plain-clothed men on a double cabin and had since been missing. On August 31, Mr. Mengal’s body, with his identity card around his neck, was found hanging from a tree at a remote location. The wounds on the body suggest the victim’s subjection to torture, including numerous cigarette burns and words carved by sharp edged instrument saying “down with BLA”. The BLA stands for the Balochistan Liberation Army which has been fighting against military action in the province since 2002. The BNM and other nationalist groups in Balochistan suspect that the army and the FC are responsible for the abduction, torture and murder of Mr. Mengal.
Mr. Mengal is the second high-ranking office bearer of the BNM to be murdered after the abduction and murder of the movement’s chairman, Mr. Ghulam Mohammad, earlier this year on April 3. Mr. Mohammad was abducted along with two other activists from his lawyer’s office by armed Frontier Constabulary (FC) officials, who took them away in at least three FC cars, according to eyewitnesses. The three political activists were kept in incommunicado after their disappearances and were tortured in military cells."
I'm supposed to be heading Quetta-ward for a project in the near future. Suddenly I'm not so keen to go anymore.