Veteran Baloch Politician Yousuf Masti Khan Passed Away


Yousuf Masti Khan, veteran Baloch political leader and president of Awami Workers Party passed away today, after protracted illness. He is survived by his three sons.

Musti Khan, was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 16, 1948. He completed his BA degree in 1968 from Government National College, Karachi.

Mustikhan started his political career as a student in the 1960s when he joined Baloch Students Organization while studying in Sindh Arts College. He joined National Awami Party (NAP) after completing his education. He remained a staunch activist of NAP till Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto banned it in 1975.

Yousif Musti Khan, in later years was the president of Awami Workers Party, he also headed Sindh Indigenous Rights Alliance which was formed in 2015 against the land grabbing. He has also served as a central leader of The Baloch Muttahida Mahaz (BMM), a Baloch rights body, based in Karachi. He was selected as the first convener of the United Democratic Front, an alliance of left leaning parties formed in June, 2022 in Islamabad.

He was suffering from cancer, he died on September 29, 2022 in Karachi. His funeral prayers will be offered at Ghousia Masjid Karachi. 

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