Family protests against Sindh feudals in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A family has been protesting outside the Islamabad Press Club for more than two years against injustice by feudals and inaction by police in Sindh forcing them to flee their homes.
Ghulam Rasool Bhutto, a resident of village Lakhpur in Ubauro district Ghotki, said his brother Arbab Ali Bhutto was killed by feudals in 2010. Only one of the six suspects was given life imprisonment by Additional Sessions judge in Mirpur Mathelo while five others were acquitted by a court in Sukkur.
Afterwards, Bhutto said his sister was kidnapped by the feudals in 2011 but no action was taken by police after they lodged a complaint. He said his sister has not been handed over to the family till now despite the passage of several years.
He said the feudals are influential and enjoy political support, while he is unsure about the whereabouts of his abducted sister.
While narrating his ordeal, he said he got married in 2016 but the feudals put pressure on his wife’s family to declare them as ‘karo kari’ and decided to kill him. Later, he said his livestock was stolen causing him immense economic losses.
Bhutto said he managed to lodge another complaint against the powerful feudals but no action has been taken nor his stolen goods have been returned. He said they managed to leave Ubauro after immense difficulty and reached Islamabad, while their remaning family in Ghotki is still vulnerable to the feudal.
Bhutto said they have been protesting under open skies outside the Islamabad Press Club since 18th March 2018, while they have no place to live and receive food handouts from local people.
He appealed to the prime minister, army chief and chief justice to provide justice for his brother’s murder, abduction of his sister, recover his stolen items, and provide protection to his family.
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