Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch

Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch was born in Haji Hayatan’s home on 8th February of 1985. He got his early education in Govt Modal High school Gwadar. He hailed to a political family. The Shaheed was involved in politics in his school days. He started his political career from BSO (Aman). He was elected as student leader in his college days. He was also elected as member of Public Safety Commission introduced in Musharaf’s era.

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Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch started his career in journalism with Daily Gurab Gwadaar. After Gurab dysfunction, he becomes associated with Daily Tawar. Shaheed was a dynamic journalist and interested in photo-journalism. He played a remarkable role by highlighting the destruction caused by cyclone Gono in Gwader and adjoining coastal areas. The cyclone marooned the people of Surbandon, few kilometers away from Gwadar. His sudden arrival amid freezing weather and heavy torrential rain to know the conditions of marooned and destitute people astonished many people.

Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch played an important role in developing of Gwadar Press Club. Besides Daily Tawar, he also reported Daily Karachi, Mahshar, Gateway, and Royal TV. He also reported about Balochistan in his Face book account and other websites.

Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch got a great sense of humor and was down to earth. He had friends in every age group from young to the olds. He could even find humor in serious discussions liked by everyone. He led political rallies and conference skillfully and bravely. The factors of etiquette, loveliness, friendship and bravery in his personality are rarely found in every person.

Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch quit practical politics after merging of different factions of BSO due to difference with policy of BSO on 26 August 2007. Instead, he kept himself in touch with his closed friends in BSO. In 2007, he gave call of strike and protest under the name of Baloch Nawjawan Ittehad on Shaheed Akbar Bugti Day that was soon followed by mainstream political parties.

Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch joined BNM in the last days of 2007. He is considered among founding members of BNM in Gwadar. Besides a Baloch nationalist, he was an unarmed soldier in the political front. Among millions of supporters and writers, he also avidly wrote in favor of Baloch Armed Struggle. Due to his brave stand, he was falsely blamed for many bomb blasts and many cases were filed against him for his violent speeches by the government and his agencies. He faced a trial for one year for taking pictures of police officers. He also gets exonerated in few cases by the court. He could not face his cases when agencies started abduction of Baloch political leaders even in the premises of court of law.

On 25 october 2010, Shaheed Lala Hameed Baloch was abducted by Pakistani military and its notorious agencies at Karwat while he was going to attend marriage of a closed relative in Dasht Kunchiti. He was kept in illegal detention until his dead body found besides another dead body of Hamid Ismail at Hiroonk, a village 55 kilometer away from Turbat city on 18 November 2010. Then their dead bodies were taken to Turbat where a paper was found in his pocket, on which it was written “An Eid Gift for Baloch Nation”. After necessary formalities, his dead body was taken to Gwader in the evening. Shaheed Lala Hameed body was buried in historical grave yard of Gwadar beside anonymous historical figure’s tomb. Thousands of persons came to pay last homage to their beloved martyred leader.

(Translated by Aadenag)

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  1. Mooboo

    and what next then????

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