KILLERS: Nawab Marri, three sons convicted in landmine case

Justice Marri was gunned down on Jan 7, 2000, in Quetta. Police had registered a case against Nawab Marri and arrested him on Jan 12. He remained in jail for 18 months and was later released on bail. Police had also registered cases against  Nawab Marri and his son for alleged involvement in bomb blasts and kidnapping of Afghan national Khan Mohammad.

Nawab Marri, three sons convicted
By Our Correspondent
QUETTA, Nov 20: An anti-terrorism court, Quetta, has sentenced Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, his three sons and another person to three-year imprisonment each and ordered confiscation of their property for not appearing before the trial court in a subversive act case.

Judge Muhammad Shaukat Rakshani on Saturday sentenced Nawab Marri, Nawabzada Chengaiz Marri, Nawabzada Hairbair Marri, MPA Nawabzada Balaach Marri and Jabir Marri in the landmine case. Naib Nazim Kohlu Mir Chengaiz Marri and Abdul Qadir, agriculture department officer, were killed in the blast.

Justice Nawaz Marri’s  nephew is Chengaiz Marri, that

The court announced their punishment for not appearing before the court despite many notices to face the case.

Earlier, police had arrested Fateh Khan Marri, Baloch Khan Marri and Salimen Marri in the case, alleging that they had planted a landmine which killed two people.

The government of Balochistan has dropped eight of the nine cases against Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Khair Bukhsh Marri and his son Hayr-byar Marri. WHY ? KILLERS  are allowed to go unpunishable.  WE NEED justice
The only case in which Nawab Khair Bukhsh Marri is still involved relates to the murder of Justice Nawaz Marri.

Cheif minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani has dropped 8 out of 9 cases against Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Khair Baksh Marri and his son Hayr Byar Marri. Only 1 case is against him that is (Justice Nawaz Mari murder) who was killed in 2000.


Justice Nawaz  Marri


BHC Judge Nawaz Marri gunned down

QUETTA: Mr Justice Mir Muhammad Nawaz Marri, a senior judge of the Balochistan High Court (BHC), was killed while his bodyguard was injured in an ambush near St Frances Grammar School on Zarghoon Road in the city on Friday morning.

According to official sources, Mr Justice Muhammad Nawaz Marri was on his way to the BHC building — some 600 yards away from the site of the ambush — from his house at about 9:30 am when he was fired upon by three unidentified gunmen.

Mr Justice Nawaz Marri was hit by four bullets in his back and spine, and one bullet pierced his heart. The judge breathed his last on the spot, eyewitnesses said. Reports suggested that the assailants had taken positions at the corner of Khojak Road near the Grammar School. They opened fire on the judge’s vehicle as soon as it approached them at about 9:35 am. The attack was so sudden and the firing so intense that the judge’s bodyguards could not even retaliate. In the attack, bodyguard Muhammad Ali — who along with policeman Zahir Rahman, was escorting the judge’s car (QAJ-775) in a jeep — sustained two bullets. He was admitted to the hospital, where his condition was stated to be stable, hospital sources said.

Sepoy Zahir Rehman told The News that they were escorting the vehicle of Mr Justice Mir Muhammad Nawaz Marri to the BHC Building. “When we reached near the Grammar School, three masked men started spraying bullets with automatic weapons, targeting the judge’s vehicle. The assailants later fled in a blue colour Land Cruiser,” he added.

The sepoy said that they also retaliated and injured one of the assailants. However, the other attackers took their injured accomplice in the Land Cruiser and escaped. On being informed, senior officials of the local administration and the police reached the spot and shifted the injured judge and sepoy to the Civil Hospital, where doctors pronounced Mr Justice Marri dead.

Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amirul Mulk Mengal, Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court Mr Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and senior officials of the provincial government and High Court reached the hospital soon after the incident.

The killing created tension in the area and the law-enforcement agencies were assigned the task to arrest the culprits within 48 hours. It is generally believed that the murder of the judge was linked to some old dispute as a relative of the deceased, Jamal Marri, had nominated Mir Hair Byar Marri and Mir Gazeen Marri, Mir Balach Marri, Mir Hamza Marri and Mir Ramzi Marri, all sons of Nawab Khair Bux Marri in the FIR at Bejali Road Police Station.

The body of the judge was flown to his native town in Kohlu district. Meanwhile, Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amirul Mulk Mengal has expressed his profound grief over the killing of Mr Justice Mir Muhammad Nawaz Marri and strongly condemned the incident.

The governor directed the police and the local administration to arrest the culprits as early as possible so as to award them exemplary punishment. He said that the supremacy of the law would be upheld at all cost. He also directed to take solid measures to prevent such incidents.

Later, in a hurriedly called meeting at the Governor’s House, Mengal directed the police to arrest the culprits involved in the incident within 48 hours. The Balochistan chief secretary, the home secretary, the IG Police, the commissioner Quetta division and senior officials of the law-enforcement agencies also attended the meeting.


Justice Marri shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA, Jan 7: A senior judge of the Balochistan High Court, 
Justice Mohammad Nawaz Marri, was ambushed and killed by unknown 
terrorists at Zarghoon Road here on Friday morning.

The security guard, sitting on the front seat, received bullet 
wounds. However, the driver of the car was unhurt.

The terrorists, all masked, fled in a Land Cruiser which was 
waiting for them at the Khojak Road.

Justice Marri received four bullets wounds on upper parts of his 
body and died on the spot. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital, 
Quetta, in another vehicle of the Balochistan High Court along with 
security guard where doctors pronounced him dead.

The security guard, identified as Mohammad Ali, was admitted in the 
hospital where he was reported to be out of danger.

Police sources said that a police contingent, escorting justice 
Marri, fired on the terrorists which was returned, but the police 
escort could not succeed in intercepting them.

The cause of the killing of Justice Marri could not be known 
immediately. However, police officials did not rule out tribal 
enmity behind the incident.

Justice Marri was on his way to the court around 10am in his 
official car along with driver and security guard. When the vehicle 
reached near St. Francis Grammar School at the Zarghoon Road, it 
was ambushed by unknown masked armed men who were waiting for the 

They opened indiscriminate fire on the car of Justice Marri during 
which he received four bullets on upper parts of his body. Security 
Guard Mohammad Ali also returned the fire but could not stop them 
as he sustained bullet wounds on his hand and back side.

The driver of the official vehicle did not stop the car and sped 
into the High Court premises where the seriously injured Justice 
Marri was shifted to another vehicle and rushed to the Civil 
Hospital, Quetta. However, he succumbed to the injuries and profuse 
bleeding. The doctors of the Civil Hospital declared him dead when 
he was brought to the hospital.

However, according to eyewitnesses the assailants were more than 
five who were waiting for Justice Marri at the Zarghoon Road for 
some time while their Land Cruiser was parked at the Khojak Road.

Soon after they saw the police escort of Justice Marri they came on 
the main road and after the escort van had crossed them they 
started firing on the vehicle of Justice Marri, an eyewitness told 
this correspondent who was present in the area when the incident 
took place.

Another eyewitness claimed that the number of armed men was over 
ten and they escaped in two vehicles after killing Justice Marri. 
However, police sources did not confirm the presence of another 
vehicle of the assailants.

The injured guard, who was admitted in the hospital, told newsmen 
that around four to five persons were involved in the firing.

"I tried to return the fire but one bullet hit my weapon and 
injured my hand. I also received another bullet injury on my back," 
security guard Mohammad Ali said.

The driver of the official car of Justice Marri, Noor Mohammad, 
said that when armed men, who were wearing mask, started firing he 
did not stop the car and sped it into the High Court building with 
full speed.

Meanwhile, police blocked all the exit points of the City and 
started extensive search for the killers, SSP of Quetta, Mohammad 
Riaz Ahmed, said.

A case has been registered against unknown armed men and a team of 
senior police officers has been set up for further investigations.

Police sources said the cause of murder of Justice Marri could not 
be known immediately. However, one of the close relatives of 
Justice Marri, Shahnawaz Marri, told police that they knew who had 
attacked Justice Marri.

He said that he would lodge an FIR against them. However, police 
sources said that as yet no written complaint was lodged by the 
relatives of the late justice.

Late Justice Nawaz Marri has been survived by a widow and four 
sons. He belongs to Bijarani clan of Marri tribe. He was the 
younger brother of a former chief justice and former governor of 
Balochistan Justice (retd) Khuda Bukhsh Marri, and elder brother of 
provincial minister for Excise and Revenue Mir Mohabbat Khan Marri.

He joined the profession in 1977 as a lawyer of the BHC. He was 
inducted as judge of the Balochistan High Court in 1994. He 
remained vice-chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council and President of 
the Balochistan Bar Association. He also served as assistant 
advocate general of Balochistan for many years.

The funeral prayer of Justice Marri was held at the Railway Hockey 
Ground after Jumma prayers and was attended by Governor Mengal. 
Chief Justice Iftekhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Judges of the BHC, senior 
government officials, lawyers, relatives and a large number of 
people belonging to different walks of life also attended the 
funeral prayers.

Later, his body was flown to his ancestral town Kohlu for burial, 
by a helicopter.

In the meantime Governor Amir-ul-Mulk mengal has condemned the 
tragic death of Justice Mohammad Nawaz Marri and directed the 
police and local authorities to arrest the assailants within 48 

The governor presided over a high-level meeting in this connection 
in which the incident was discussed in detail and various decision 
were taken for the early arrest of the killers.

3 Responses

  1. Great site, full of truth, if some body would pay my bills sure I would leave this Hairbair Marri he is the main source of disunity among Baloch, his eye sight ends till the length of his nose, he believes every body should follow him a self styled Altaf Hussein of Baloch his beloved writers are two gays Ahmak khan and peter, why he loves them, well ask his doctor, may be a genetic defect we all know that the pathans are born gays and he has lots of pathan blood rest on readers to asses.
    Faiz Baloch,

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