Skip to main content

57 women killed in Balochistan in 2021

photo express



Women in the tribal society of Balochistan are not new to violence including rape, murder and domestic violence and the year 2021 was also not kind to them as around 49 cases of honour killing were reported across the province.

In total 129 cases of violence were recorded against women, says a report issued by the Aurat Foundation Balochsitan.

As per the report the provincial capital Quetta is on the top of the list as out of 129, the largest number of cases were recorded in Quetta.

There were 33 incidents of violence including 12 torture cases, three rape cases and two honour killing cases in Quetta last year.

Four cases of sexual harassment also occurred there. In 78 cases women were killed brutally including 49 honour killing cases and 29 other incidents in which women lost their lives.

After the murder, torture was the most widespread crime against women in the province with 28 cases reported.

Most of the honour killing cases were reported in Naseerabad district as 27 incidents occurred in this district alone.

Naseerabad was followed by Jaffarabad and Mastung with five cases each. Two cases each were reported from Zhob and Quetta districts and two from Kalat and Kohlu each.

Unfortunately, Quetta was on the top of the torture case with 12 incidents. Eight cases of murder of women were also reported from the capital city of Quetta, four from Lasbella and three from Khuzdar.

By the same token, across Balochistan 57 women and 21 men were murdered last year in a total 78 cases.

Around 28 women also lost lives to honour killing as in most cases girls were killed while their suitors were spared by the tribal Jirga.

It is worth noting here that these are only those cases reported in the media. A large number of cases are not reported to even police and very few of them are covered by media.

The report indicates that eight kidnapping cases of women also took place in the province along with five cases of rape and gang rape.

Talking to The Express Tribune Resident Director Aurat Foundation Allaudin Khilji said that the increasing number of violence cases again women is unfortunate.

“What is worrisome is that women are killed in the parts of Balochistan in the name of bad character and men are left alive and this custom has taken roots in the past few years,” he said, adding that it points all fingers to the traditional Jirga system which has turned the honour killing into a trade.

“Men are often produced before the Jirga for having a relationship with girls and they are often spared and asked to pay large fines in return,” he added, saying that tribal elders, intellectuals, parliamentarians and civil society should play its role in changing this situation.

“Women were killed in the name of honour, Karo Kari, raped, gang-raped, abducted and targeted in domestic violence cases across Balochistan,” he said, adding that women are treated with violence every in this province and country


Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed. Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area” For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number” Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell yo

RWR Advisory: Belt and Road at a Glance

This edition covers developments from March 12 - March 26..  Belt and Road at a Glance   Subscribe to the Belt and Road Monitor Top Developments China National Machinery Industry Corporation, commonly known as Sinomach, has agreed to  build  a $845 million, 255-mile railway across  Iran , building upon a sustained period of growth for Chinese investment in Iran that accelerated after Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country in January 2016. The railway will link the cities of Tehran, Hamedan and Sanandaj. China Civil Engineering Construction, a subsidiary of CRCC, is currently also  building  a 263-km railway line from Kermanshah to Khosravi. According to Chinese entrepreneur Lin Zuoru, who  owns  factories in Iran, “Iran is at the center of everything.”On March 23, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that foreign direct investment by Chinese companies in 50 Belt and Road countries fell by 30.9% year-on-year. While the Ministry stated that this number covers investment across al

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میں Please help the deserving persons... Salary: Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows; Welder: Rs. 1,700 daily Heavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Mason: Rs. 1,500 daily Helper: Rs. 850 daily Electrician: Rs. 1,700 daily Surveyor: Rs. 2,500 daily Security Guard: Rs. 1,600 daily Bulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Concrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Roller operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Steel fixer: Rs. 2,200 daily Iron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 daily Account clerk: Rs. 2,200 daily Carpenter: Rs. 1,700 daily Light duty driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Labour: Rs. 900 daily Para Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 daily Pipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 daily Storekeeper: Rs. 1,700 daily Office boy: Rs. 1,200 daily Excavator operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Shovel operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Computer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Security Supervisor: Rs.