Daily Archives: November 4, 2012

COMMENT : Chakar Khan: an intrepid warrior for justice — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

The fact that the Baloch too have widely mourned his sad demise is a credit to him and his idealism. His was a life worth celebrating

Taimur Rahman, nephew of my friend Chakar Khan, broke the news: “Asad chachu has passed away. I thought you should know. Love, Taimur.” Stunned, I recalled October 29, 1971 when I first met Chakar Khan in the Marri Hills. I had reached camp late in the evening with Batay Khan Marri, now deceased, and Shafi Mohammad Marri, who was disappeared in 1975, and is among the first ones to be disappeared by the Pakistani state. Had he not spoken to me in English, I would have assumed he was a Marri. He in his few months’ stay had learnt the Balochi language well and merged perfectly with the Baloch people. Ahmed Rashed (Balaach) too I met for the first time there; Duleep Dass aka Dali came a month later. Mohammad Bhabha (Murad) was the only one I knew.

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Baloch liberation movement gaining international recognition: BNM

Occupied Balochistan: The chairman of Baloch National Movement, Khalil Baloch, said on Saturday that Baloch freedom struggle gained support of many countries in world because of the hard work of pro-liberation activists.

Uniting of all Baloch freedom loving organisations on Balochistan Liberation Charter will be positive step and will help galvanise further support for independence movement on international level. It will also help devise a better policy for the future of Baloch nation.

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