Home Page
News64 bodies found in container
05 April 2009
64 bodies found in container


QUETTA - At least 64 bodies and dozens of unconscious people were recovered from a shipping container in

Hazar Ganji area of the provincial capital Saturday.

According to police sources, the container, which was found parked at the outskirts of Quetta, was carrying over

110 people, apparently illegal immigrants being transported from Afghanistan to Iran via Pakistan.

The sources said when the driver of the container opened the container door, he found the people dead and

unconscious due to suffocation.

The driver immediately escaped from the scene leaving the truck on the road, said eyewitnesses. Police and

Edhi rescue teams arrived at the scene and shifted the fainted people and bodies, most of them Afghan and

Uzbek, to Bolan Medical Complex where emergency was declared.

Sixty bodies and over 50 people were recovered from the container when it was properly opened, a police

official said and added that the deceased and unconscious victims apparently belonged to Afghanistan and

tribal areas.

Talking to TheNation after regaining consciousness, a survivor said, “I belong to North Waziristan.” Hospital

sources said that the death toll might rise as many of the unconscious victims were in critical condition.

Eyewitnesses say, most of the deceased apparently belonged to Afghanistan and tribal areas.

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani has taken serious notice of this incident and ordered an

inquiry. It may be mentioned that bordering areas with Iran are used by human smugglers for sending people

illegally to Iran and European countries.

Annually, a large number of people loose their lives in their bid to get to European countries illegally.
NewsSee Also in Political News
SC seeks report from Punjab, Sindh by Oct 30
21 October 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Sindh and Punjab to complete the legislation process by October 30 and hold LB elections in the provinces. The court also directed the ECP and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to complete the process and submit a report within a month so that the ECP could announce a final date for holding LB elections in the province A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, heard the local bodies (LB) election case. ... Full Story
Edhi Home robbery: Sketches of 3 suspects drawn
21 October 2014

KARACHI: Police have prepared computerised sketches of the men who robbed Edhi Foundation with the help of witnesses and CCTV footage. The three men whose sketches have been prepared are said to be aged 39, 50 and 60 years old. The robbers deprived the Edhi Foundation of millions of rupees in cash and gold on Sunday. The robbers held famous philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and other staff hostage during the heist. An FIR of the incident was registered at the Kharadar Police Station.Full Story
ANP stages sit-in outside Sindh CM House over worker’s killing
21 October 2014

KARACHI: The Awami National Party (ANP) staged a sit-in outside the Chief Minister House to protest the killing of one of its workers in an armed attack on late Monday night. The ANP worker was killed when unknown gunmen opened fire when he was busy in hoisting party flags along with others comrades in Frontier Colony area of SITE Town. ANP leader Bashir Jan said that the provincial government had failed in providing protection to his party workers. He announced that the sit-in would ... Full Story
Woman among four gunned down in Karachi
21 October 2014

KARACHI: At least four people including a woman were shot dead in different areas of the city on Monday. Unknown gunmen opened fire on political activities when they were ... Full Story
PTI to end sit-in if PM reveals all assets
21 October 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Monday he would wind up his 68-day sit-in if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif honestly declared all of his assets, ... Full Story
Govt’s ‘inadequate’ Rs11 million per month legal team
21 October 2014

ISLAMABAD: Given the amount of litigation they are involved in, both in a personal and an official capacity, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spends a massive amount of ... Full Story
PAT and allies discuss future strategy
21 October 2014

LAHORE: The Pakistan Awami Tehreek and allied parties discussed future protest strategy in view of the month of Muharram as well as likely local body elections. All leaders of ... Full Story
SBP data: Current account deficit clocks in at $1.33b
21 October 2014

KARACHI: Pakistan’s current account deficit in the first three months of 2014-15 remained $1.33 billion, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on ... Full Story
Predictions: Government unlikely to complete its term, says JI chief
21 October 2014
National Assembly session: MQM seeks to unseat Khursheed Shah
21 October 2014
Delimitation powers to ECP: SC gives Sindh, Punjab until Oct 30 to legislate
21 October 2014
Licence of ARY News suspended for 15 days
21 October 2014
Interim order: Top court unblocks OGDCL selloff
21 October 2014
NA adopts resolution congratulating Malala
21 October 2014
Notorious terrorists nabbed in Karachi operation: Qaim
21 October 2014
Federal, provincial govts may not complete terms: Siraj
21 October 2014
Pakistan, China want to see strong Iran, Afghanistan: Sartaj
21 October 2014
Sindh PA passes LG Amendment Bill 2014
21 October 2014
Stormy session of Sindh Assembly likely today
20 October 2014
Six die as passenger coach collides with trailer truck
20 October 2014
Iran summons Pak envoy over border killings
20 October 2014
BJP tightens grip on power with thumping poll wins
20 October 2014
Mild earthquake jolts Swat Valley
20 October 2014
Ties with Kabul: Afghan president to ‘share his vision with PM Nawaz’
20 October 2014
MQM ministers submit resignation to Sindh governor
20 October 2014
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2014 AWAZ.TV. All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.