- The TTP criticised parties and human rights organisations for failing to speak out against similar situations and threatened to probe the government about its conduct.
- Gujjar claimed that when he questioned the doctors about what was happening, they explained that these were being used by medical students as teaching tools.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as Pakistan’s Taliban, denounced the discovery of hundreds of decomposing bodies at a public hospital in Multan days after the outcry over the discovery, branding Pakistan a “state of butchers” and holding the Army and government accountable, according to sources. 200 bodies were estimated in some estimates.
There have been rumours that the bodies could be those of Baloch and Pashtun people who were taken by Pakistani soldiers from the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and made to disappear.
The bodies were taken from Punjab Nishtar Hospital and several of the victims had their chests torn open and their organs removed.
Under the condition of anonymity, a doctor stated that the victims are either Balochs or Pashtuns based on the size of the “salwars” on their bodies. The doctor added that the hospital management is attempting to hide the fact that their DNA testing is not being done and that their robust body structure, which is typical of mountains and other challenging terrains, is also a giveaway.
‘BODIES MUTILATED, ORGANS SOLD FOR DIRTY MONEY’
The TTP referred to it as being the product of the Pakistani government’s institutions, including the Army and Inter-State Intelligence (ISI). Pakistan is known as the “state of butchers,” and nobody worries about Baloch or Pashtun lives in particular. Sources claim that the remark said Pakistan has no pure (na-Pak) intentions toward Baloch and Pashtun people.
According to the TTP declaration, the victims’ bodies were “mutilated, their organs were removed, and they were sold for dirty money and games.” Thousands of Pashtuns and Baloch have been going missing for years, the statement stated. It stated that the decomposing bodies belonged to Baloch and Pashtun people who had experienced forced disappearances.
The TTP criticised parties and human rights organisations for failing to speak out against similar situations and threatened to probe the government about its conduct. Such behaviours are disrespectful of human bodies and are prohibited by Shariah.
WHAT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY?
In Multan, around 350 kilometres from Lahore, Chief Minister Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar’s advisor discovered numerous “abandoned” remains on the roof of the mortuary on Thursday.
Gujjar claimed that while he was there, a man approached him and advised him to check out the morgue if he wanted to perform a nice act.
The crew was not ready to open the morgue doors when he arrived, according to Gujjar, who said, “I told you that if you don’t open it right now, I’m going to file a first information report (FIR) against you.” The mortuary, according to him, had at least 200 bodies laying around when it was finally opened. “Both males and women’s rotting bodies were completely naked. Additionally, women’s bodies were not covered.
Gujjar claimed that when he questioned the doctors about what was happening, they explained that these were being used by medical students as teaching tools.
A powerful committee led by the department’s secretary for specialised healthcare Muzamil Bashir was established by Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi on Friday to look into the situation. The six-person committee has three days to finish its investigation and determine who is to blame.