Quetta: 2 more witnesses record statements
QUETTA: The enquiry tribunal, headed by judge of Balochistan High Court (BHC), Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar, on Thursday recorded the statements of two more witnesses and the director FIA, who admitted while recording his statement that the agency had no record about the entry of the five foreigners who had been killed in Kharotabad on May 17.
Appearing before the tribunal, Director FIA Balochistan, Shakil Durrani stated that they had checked all the record of FIA and added that there was no record available about the entry of the five foreigners.
He said that neither the people were travelling on visa nor the FIA had any record available about their arrival. Only those travellers get registered in the record who travelled to other countries via Pakistan on visa, he maintained.
He disclosed that more than 8,000 to 10,000 Pakistani and Afghans cross the Pak-Afghan border daily without having any document. Later, Director General Public Relations Kamran Asad appeared before the tribunal and provided all the record of video footage and news clips of the Kharotabad incident.
When the footage of Kharotabad incident was being played, Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar said that the video showed that two of the victims were alive and also heard voices of police and FC men in the background as one voice was heard as ‘stop firing’ and another said ‘kill them’.
The footage also showed that the FC and police opened indiscriminate firing with lethal automatic weapons on the foreigners despite the fact that one of them was moving her hand. The tribunal ordered to produce SP Saddar Amanullah and SHO Kharotabad before the tribunal in minutes as the two police officials could be seen in the footages.
The SP Saddar told the tribunal he did not know anyone who was holding Kalashnikov and targeting the foreigners. He told the tribunal that former CCPO Quetta Dawood Junejo attempted to stop the police and FC officials to stop the firing.
The tribunal expressed its surprise over the statement of the SP Saddar saying that despite the fact that you (SP) were present on the spot and you could not see anybody who was firing.
The SP, while presenting lame excuses, replied that he could not see or hear properly as he had recently got his eyes operated.