QUETTA: At least 17 dead bodies has been recovered till yet from a mass grave in terrorism-hit Khuzdar area of the Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Tuesday.
A government official told the local media that the number of dead bodies found from a mass grave has reached 17, Dawn News reported.
The Home Secretary of Balochistan, Asad ur Rehman Gailani, said that during last two days, at least 4 dead bodies were recovered from a the mass-grave in Totak area of Khuzdar.
The dead bodies were shifted to civil hospital Khuzdar for postmortem while samples has been sent to Islamabad for DNA tests.
Gailani said that samples of 14 dead bodies were sent to Lahore for DNA test which would take almost 6 weeks..
The relatives of two of the dead, identified their loved ones and had them buried in Khuzdar a few days back.
On the other hand, Balochistan government extended the establishment of a judicial tribunal probing into the mass-grave for another two months.
The provincial government had established a judicial tribunal soon after the recovery of mass-grave in Totak area of Khuzdar in late January this year.
Judge of Balochistan High Court Justice Muhammad Noor Muskanzai is leading the tribunal to conduct a judicial inquiry into the discovery of the mass-grave.
“We have extended the term of the commission for another two months on the request of tribunal,” Asad Gailani said.