Even the dead not safe in Pakistan; grave-diggers rampant

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Karachi, Nov 8: With Pakistan infamous for the constant strife and conflict in the region, latest reports that has emerged suggest that a person is not safe in the country even if they are dead. Disturbing reports say that as many as 40 graves were dug up and body parts of the dead harvested from them. The graves that are dug are mostly that of children with the incidents occurring in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad has ordered a high-level inquiry into the curious case. The graves from which the body parts were stolen are situated in Gadap town and Sohrab Goth area.

Police stated that the incident came to light when the relatives of the deceased had visited the graveyards to offer their prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha yesterday. Senior police official Mukhtar Kashkeli commented, "Normally people go to graveyards on Eid to pray for their departed ones and that is when many of them complained about the graves of their loved ones mostly children being dug up."

Police have detained some people in the case and have kickstarted investigations in the curious case. Police sources have revealed that body parts and bones from bodies of children were stolen from the graves.

A high-level inquiry has been ordered by the provincial Governor. Another similar case had surfaced earlier that saw the arrest of a man in Karachi for digging up graves and defiling bodies of around 25 women. The man had confessed to digging up many graves in other parts of the city as well.

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