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.
KARACHI: The peace initiative taken by educated youth and social activists of one of the city’s most violent areas stands at a crucial juncture with the announcement of ‘peace talks’ and temporary ceasefire between the leaders of the two notorious gangs, the Uzair Baloch group and the Baba Ladla group.
Modern-Day ‘Great Game’ Plays Out In Baluchistan
by Anthony Kuhn
Almost since the birth of Pakistan, its government has been battling a low-level insurgency in the southwest region of Baluchistan.
The region accounts for nearly half of Pakistan’s territory. Its strategic position and natural resources are attracting the involvement of foreign powers, which are making the insurgency worse.