Pakistani soldiers have reportedly beaten an “unarmed woman” from the Bugti tribe to death, according to Gulf-based web pubication Baluch Sarmachar.
The militant publication from Bahrain, published by a team of Baloch expats that includes former member of the Communist Party of Pakistan, Masood Baloch, said regular Pakistan army soldiers and Frontier Corps soldiers took part in the raid.
Sher Mohammed Bugti, spokesperson for the Baloch Republican Party, confirmed the woman’s death to this scribe on internet.
The victim was named Pazo Kalpar, sister of Lateef Jan Kalpar who was killed a day earlier in infighting between Baloch Republican Army militants and Bugti tribesmen loyal to Aali Bugti.
“The state forces abducted Pazo Bugti and after torturing her to death threw her body in the Pat Feeder area,” said Sher Mohammed Bugti.
Senior members of the Bugti family and independent sources say Pakistan security and intelligence services are fanning an inter-family dispute among the ruling Raheja family members that has left scores dead..
“B.R.A. (Baloch Republican Army) ranks top as far as killing of traitors is concerned,” Borhan Arifee, supporter of the Baloch Liberation Front, said in a recent email. “They almost wiped out all the tribal clan chiefs, commoners and prominent tribesmen opposed to the Baloch cause and I salute them for doing so. Just four days ago they killed two more men belonging to the Pakistan Army backed militia called Peace Force, comprised of local tribesman led by Aali Bugti.”
It was not clear how the Kalpars become involved in an intra-family feud in the ruling Raheja clan. Kalpars and Rahejas have been at war for long.
During his lifetime, Bugti patriarch Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti former governor and chief minister of Balochistan had handpicked Brahumdagh Bugti, son of the late Rehan Bugti, to be his successor even though Mir Aali Bugti was the son of Nawab Bugti’s eldest son Saleem Bugti.
However, Pakistan intelligence officials promoted Aali Bugti as chieftain against Brahumdagh Bugti to instigate a family feud.
Brahumdagh Bugti, 30, who is now in self-exile in Geneva, is president of the Baloch Republican Party.
Bugti area produces more than $3 billion of natural gas each year.
According to former member of the national assembly Mir Bizen Bizenjo, the late Nawab Bugti was dead opposed to Saleem Bugti’s love marriage with Mir Aali Bugti’s mother, who is a daughter of late marble tycoon Mir Nabi Bakhh Zehri.
The main reason Nawab Bugti, who was assassinated in a military operation on August 26, 2006 was against the marriage was that Zehri was not from the chieftain’s clan called sardarkhel.
However, the late governor of Balochistan Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo helped Saleem Bugti pursue his love marriage against his father’s wishes.