Missing journalist found dead
23 August, 2013
KARACHI: A body found dumped on the outskirts of Karachi was Thursday identified as that of a journalist who went missing in a restive part of the city five months ago.
Two bodies were found on Tuesday in the west of the city, and a piece of paper found on one suggested he was missing journalist Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch.
But the body, which bore torture marks, was so disfigured that relatives needed several visits to the mortuary to confirm the identity.
"His face was not recognisable but his arms and feet made us recognise his body," Saeeda Sarbazi, Razzaq's sister, told AFP.
Razzaq, an ethnic Baloch, was a sub editor at the daily Tawar (Voice), a Balochi-language daily, who went missing in March.
Family sources said he was abducted in part of Lyari Town, the district of Karachi worst affected by the ethnic and political gang warfare that plagues the city.
Sindh provincial information minister Sharjeel Memon told AFP authorities were "trying to collect information" on the case.