(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 26, 2010
SC Orders Torturerís Arrest
THROUGH a statement issued by its Central Secretariat member, Imdad Qazi, on September 21, the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) has welcomed the Supreme Courtís order for the arrest of Brigadier Imtiaz Billa who has been the main culprit behind the torture to and cold-blooded murder of Comrade Nazir Abbasi. He has also been guilty of torturing and killing a number of other Sindhi and Baloch political workers in detention camps.
occasion, the CPP has reiterated the demand that the murder of Comrade
Abbasi and other political workers should be investigated afresh and
punishment meted out according to the law to this top notorious
As we noted in our article on Comrade Nazir Abbasiís martyrdom day (Peopleís Democracy, August 22, 2010), Brigadier Imtiaz Billa, when he was a colonel, was the chief of ISI operations in Sindh and was the mastermind behind a spate of detentions, torture and murder of political workers belonging to oppositional political organisations in Balochistan and Sindh. The assassination of Comrade Nazir Abbasi after the latter was brutally tortured in a detention camp for nine days, was the most notorious crime Billa and his subordinated had committed.
democratic and progressive people of
While welcoming this step taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, we do hope that the case would be taken to its logical culmination so that the likes of Billa and his subordinates are taught a suitable lesson and made to deter from anti-human acts in future.