ISLAMABAD: Five girls were buried alive in Balochistan by the younger brother of a provincial minister and a prominent leader of the PPP, as the girls wanted to marry men of their own choice.
The incident occurred in a remote village Baba Kot in Balochistan. However, the incident was not reported in the media due to the influence of the sitting minister and his brother.
The girls intended to marry men of their choice through a civil court by defying the centuries-old tribal traditions. When the fuming elders of Umrani tribe came to know about it, they picked them up from their homes, pushed them into official cars and drove them to a deserted area, where they were made to stand in a queue and shot. As the bleeding girls fell on the sand, the tribesmen dragged them into a nearby ditch and levelled it with earth and stones before the girls could breathe their last.
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