Government of Sindh orders inquiry into the murder of Nazir Abbasi

Nazir Abbasi
Nazir Abbasi ….. Killers of Nazir Abbasi

Bad news for Ziaist pro-Taliban elements in Pakistani media and establishment.Government of Sindh has ordered inquiry into the murder of Nazir Abbasi. Nazir Abbasi was a courageous Sindhi student leader who was killed by Zia-ul Haq’s brutal agents in ISI. Then colonel Imtiaz (and later Brigadier) and his cruel ISI subordinates tortured him to death. It is time that the professional ISI must purge any pro-Zia and pro-Taliban elements from its ranks.

نذیر عباسی قتل کیس تحقیقات کا حکم

نثار کھوکھر
بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی

نذیر عباسی کے خاندان کا الزام ہے کہ برگیڈیئر امتیاز ان کے قتل کے ذمہ دار ہیں

حکومت سندھ نے کمیونسٹ رہنماء نذیر عباسی قتل کیس کے سلسلے میں عدالتی کیشن تشکیل دینے کی ہدایات جاری کی ہیں۔ صوبے کے وزیراعلی نے عدالتی کمیشن کا سربراہ ہائی کورٹ کے ایک حاضرسروس جج کو بنانے کی ہدایات کی ہیں۔

کمیونسٹ رہنماء نذیر عباسی کی اہلیہ حمیدہ گھانگھرو نے بی بی سی کو بتایا ہے کہ انہیں حکومت سندھ کی طرف سے جاری کردہ حکمنامی کی کاپی موصول ہوئی ہےجس میں بتایا گیا ہے کہ وزیراعلی سندھ سید قائم علی شاہ نے قانون اور پارلیمانی امور کے سیکرٹری کو کمیشن تشکیل دینے کے احکامات جاری کیے ہیں۔

نذیر عباسی کی بیوہ حمیدہ نے حکومتی اقدامات کو مثبت پیش رفت قرار دیا ہے اور امید ظاہر کی ہے کہ نذیر عباسی کو حراست کے دوران تشدد کرکے ہلاک رکنے والے پوشیدہ فوجی ہاتھ ظاہر ہونگے۔

کمیونسٹ رہنماء نذیر عباسی کے ساتھیوں اور لوحقین کے مطابق انہیں انیس سو اسی میں کراچی سے گرفتاری کے بعد تشدد کرکے تب ہلاک کیا گیا جب وہ فوجی حکام کے زیر حراست تھے۔کامریڈ نذیر کے ساتھیوں کے مطابق خفیہ ایجنسی کے سابق اہلکار بریگیڈیئر ریٹائر امتیاز عرف بلا نذیر عباسی کی ہلاکت میں ملوث ہیں۔

نذیر عباسی کے ساتھی سیاسی رہنماؤں نے بریگیڈیئر ریٹائرڈ امتیاز کے پاکستانی میڈیا پر حالیہ انٹرویوز نشر ہونے کے بعد ملک بھر میں ان کی گرفتاری کے لیے مظاہرے کیے تھے۔اور انہیں نذیر عباسی کی ہلاکت کا ذمہ دار قرار دیا تھا۔

پیپلزپارٹی کے سابق دور اقتدار میں سابق وزیراعظم بینظیر بھٹو نے نذیر عباسی کی بیوہ سے ملاقات کی تھی اور کیس کو دوبارہ کھولنے کی یقین دہانی کروائی تھی مگر ان کا اقتدار نذیرعباسی کیس کھلنے سے پہلے ہی ختم ہوگیا تھا۔

وزیراعلی سندھ کے سپیشل اسسٹنٹ امتیاز حسین ملاح نے نذیر عباسی کی بیوہ کو مطلع کیا ہے کہ وزیراعلی کے احکامات کے تحت عدالتی کمیشن سات روز کے اندر تشکیل دی جائے گی اور ہائی کورٹ کے ایک حاضر سروس جج کی خدمات حاصل کی جائیں گی۔

Nazi Abbasi – A legendary Hero of Sindh

Nazir Abbasi was the most courageous and bold Sindhi student leaders who was killed by Zia-ul Haq’s brutal ISI. Then colonel Imtiaz (and later Brigadier) tortured him and his cruel ISI subordinates the likes of who continue to hunt Sindhis and Baluch even today.

The Peoples Party made a historic promise bring to justice all the culprits who killed Nazir Abbasi. Although a case was filed during the last short rule of Benazir Bhutto, who had promised to fight for justice for Nazir Abbasi, the current leaders of PPP have forgotten that historic promise. Mr. Hasan Mujtaba says that he does not believe that it going to happen because the senior leaders of PPP would immediately receive protest calls from Nawaz Sharif, General Kiyani, and General Musharraf.

Mr. Mujtaba criticizes the rule of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and says scores of student leaders were jailed during his rule and Bhutto did not even spare family members of students. He cites the example of Nazir Abbasi, when the police could not catch him once, Bhutto’s regime-imprisoned mother, father, brothers, and sisters of Nazir Abbasi in Tando Allahyar jail.

Nazir Abbasi believed in the revolution of the benefit of poor people. His belief in the revolution was so strong that people used say he is married to the “revolution” . Nazir had a beautiful voice and no one could stop him from singing whether he was on rail or in jail. His singing style was like famous Sindhi singer Dholan Fakir. When in 1978, he was incarcerated in Quetta jail; his singing impressed the jail guards so much that every day they wanted to hear him sing and frequented him to sing. He was also arrested in veining days of Bhutto rule. He spent much of his adult life in prison under Pakistan Defense Rules. He was the President of Sindh National Student Federation and in later years to formulate a Pakistan-level student body called “Pakistan Federal Union of Students. This mage Zia-ul Haq very angry and he ordered Nazir Abbasi’s arrest immediately while Nazir Abbasi’s wife Hamida Ghanghro was already in jail.

With Colonel Imtiaz being in charge of ISI Sindh, who began a new phase of extreme torture against Sindhi activists. Nazir Abbasi was arrested with his friends Suhail Sangi (now journalist), Badar Abro, and Kamal Warsi. After extreme torture, the extent of which only the culprits and God knows, he died from serious injuries from torturer on 9 August 1989. An official of Edhi Foundation said that the condition of Nazir Abbasi’s dead body was had so many injuries that it seemed as if some one had attacked every part of his body with a broken glass bottle. Nazir Abbasi is buried in Hyderabad’s Sakhi Hasan graveyard.

Many Sindhis consider Nazir Abbasi only next to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as having severely opposed the regime of Zia-ul Haq. Like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he too gave his life. A revolutionary friend of Nazir Abbasi once remarked that “He was killed behind bars, otherwise no one as bold and as courageous was among the Pakistan’s revolutionary cadres”.


Nazir Abbasi’s widow demands Brig. Imtiaz’s arrest

Monday, 31 Aug, 2009

Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Sunday, she said her husband Nazir Abbasi was arrested in August 1980 and was killed on August 9, 1980 after being brutally tortured allegedly in the custody of Brigadier Imtiaz. — Photo by Online

KARACHI: Widow of Nazir Abbasi, Hamida Ghangro, has demanded that her husband’s killers should be taken to task.

Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Sunday, she said her husband Nazir Abbasi was arrested in August 1980 and was killed on August 9, 1980 after being brutally tortured in the alleged custody of Brigadier Imtiaz.

Professor Jamal Naqvi and Kamal Warsi, who were arrested at that time along with Nazir Abbasi, also accompanied her.

She said on her appeal an investigation was initiated against Brigadier Imtiaz in the tenure of Benazir Bhutto’s government but when the government was toppled the probe was also put on the back burner.

She claimed Brigadier Imtiaz had killed her husband in custody. She also alleged that government officials had accepted that Nazir Abbasi was killed during custody.

‘We have all documentary proofs,’ she said, demanding the government to arrest and try Brigadier Imtiaz before a court of law.

She also demanded Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to take suo motu action in this regard. She said the case was filed on August 17, 1980, while the trial was halted after some hearings.

An FIR of the case was also lodged and it is the police’s responsibility to investigate into the matter, she maintained.



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