The sardars of Balochistan

DAWN – the Internet Edition

17 April 2005 Sunday 07 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1426

EXCERPTS: The sardars of Balochistan

By Taj Mohammad Breseeg

Taj Mohammad Breseeg explains the Baloch tribal set-up. 

James Bill wrote that in the Middle East “the politics of development and modernization is profoundly influenced by the patterns and process that mark group and class relationships”. Even in the late 19th century when modernization and urbanization had reduced the importance of tribes and tribal organizations, the influence of tribal patterns was not destroyed. The existing tribal patterns and processes continued to influence development and modernization in the rural areas in the Middle East. The same has been the case with Balochistan where the informal, paternalistic patterns of control through family networks (the tribes) have continued to have relevance – particularly since tribal support or lack of it has been crucial to the success or failure of nationalist movements. 

Dr Nek Buzdar, a specialist in international economic development, is of the view that the Baloch society, by and large, adheres to a traditional way of life. He believes that despite the emergence of political parties in Balochistan, tribal organization and political leadership still play a dominant role in the local and provincial administration. The tribes in Balochistan are divided into the shahri (sedentary) and the nomadic. The shahris have been the backbone of the feudal order predominant in central and southern Balochistan (Makran), while the nomads have been the cornerstones of the tribal order in the northern tribal areas. 

Both groups, however, were bound together by a set of historically evolved relationships based on economic, social, political, military and lingual interactions. Possibly, this separation of the tribes between the nomad (warrior nobility) and the sedentary shahris (peasants) had led many to conclude that the sedentary population may have been the original inhabitants of the land who were conquered by nomads who arrived later. 

The Baloch tribal system is segmentary. Describing this system, Salzman wrote, “By the ‘segmentary system’ we mean a set of equal lineages allied relatively and contingently for political action, decisions being made by assemblies and councils, with no offices and hierarchy of authority, and thus no top.” 

Thus a centralized authority is absent in such a system. The tribes are constituted from a number of kindred groups. There are many sub-divisions or clans who claim to have blood relations with one another through common ancestors. Kinship, which has its characteristic form in clan and family structure, provides the basic ordering mechanism for society. Thus it is a major factor in regulating and systemizing individual behaviour, which in turn influences the formation and sustenance of the socio-political organization of the entire tribe. 

While the colonial government exercised control over the Baloch tribes, the British themselves were light on the ground, and in return for the chieftains’ loyalty gave them a free hand to keep the tribal way of life largely unchanged. But the position began to change in the last decades of the Raj. The creation of Pakistan and the annexation of the western part of Balochistan by Iran changed the situation. Furthermore, the growth of education, market forces and electoral politics drew the Baloch into regional and national networks both in Iran and in Pakistan. However, the tribal power structure is still very important in Baloch rural society. Selig Harrison counted 17 major tribal groupings in Balochistan in 1981. Each of them was headed by a sardar (chieftain), selected usually from the male lineage of the ruling clan in each tribe. Harrison mentions some 400 tribal sub-groupings headed by lesser sardars. 

Probably the most widely known and generally loathed features of Baloch society are the sardari and the jirga institutions of tribal organization and leadership. Under the traditional administrative set-up of Baloch tribes, every tribe had its separate jirga (council of elders), which acted as a court of law. Then this system presented itself at all the administrative tiers of the tribe. The jirga at the tribe’s level operated under the leadership of the sardar. 

All other personalities of the tribe’s administration like muqaddam, wadera and motaber were its members. Besides, at all the administrative tiers of the tribe, the jirga functioned above the tribal head. The jirga dealt with important matters concerning the tribes and disputes arising among them, the election of a new khan or the inevitable external threats. The head of the confederacy himself was the head of this jirga. 

Providing the Baloch society a historical, social and political structure, the jirga remained intact for a long period and helped the Baloch cope with anarchy, chaos and an emergency situation. However, under the British rule in the 19th century, the traditional pattern of the Baloch jirga began to change. Having masterminded the political set-up of the Baloch country, Sir Robert Sandeman introduced a new kind of jirga, the “shahi jirga” (Grand Council or the council of the main tribal sardars) where only sardars and aristocrats could sit. The shahi jirga was held at Quetta, Sibi and Fort Munro once or twice a year. The new jirga could impose taxes on property and labour; while only the Political Agent could review its decisions. As described by Janmahmad, the shahi jirga was a shrewd mechanism of indirect rule with powers vested in a few carefully selected tribal elders loyal to the British and ready to act against their own people. 

The other well-established and widely known institution in Baloch society is the sardari system. This system appears to have had its origins in the Mughal period of Indian history, but is believed to have assumed its present shape rather late, during the period of British colonial rule. In contrast to the marked egalitarianism that pervades tribal organizations among the neighbouring Pakhtoons, the sardari system is highly centralized and hierarchical. At the apex of the system is the sardar, the hereditary central chief from whom power flows downward to waderas, the section chiefs, and beyond them to the subordinate clan and sub-clan leaders of the lesser tribal units. The sardar’s extraordinary authority within this structure probably stems from the essentially military character of early Baloch tribal society. This authority may also have originated in the requirements of the Baloch pastoral economy. The tribesmen’s seasonal migrations and isolation in scattered small camps would seem to have justified the emergence of a powerful and respected central figure who could obtain pasture lands and water, arrange safe passage through hostile territory for herdsmen and their flocks, and in other ways provide a shield against an unusually harsh environment. 

Modernization has changed much of the tribal system. It was first challenged by the demarcation of international boundaries at the end of the 19th century. The new frontiers partitioned Balochistan between three states, dividing some of the large tribes between countries and prohibiting the traditional summer and winter migrations of nomads and semi-nomads. The Naruis, the Sanjaranis, the Rikis and the Brahuis were divided among Iran, Afghanistan and British Balochistan. The second challenge occurred between the world wars, when the British and the Persians largely pacified Balochistan. From 1928, Tehran used its army to forcibly subdue the Baloch, often exterminating whole tribes in the process. 

The termination of the traditional nomadic economic system devastated the tribes. In the case of Iranian Balochistan, to force sedentarization, Reza Shah introduced land registration. Land which had previously been considered the property of the tribe as a whole, became the sole property of the tribal chief in whose name the land was registered. The chiefs, with income from rents, could now move into cities and towns. This increased their distance from the tribe.

The sedentary farmers, tied to the land through debts and contracts, could no longer align themselves with rival chieftains. This increased the landlord’s control over the peasant, but the peasant’s loyalty to the landlord decreased as monetary ties replaced ties of sanguinity or of mutual self-interest. Baloch society lost its cohesiveness, and both landlord and rentier turned to the central government for protection of their “rights”. 

Simultaneously with the decline and disintegration of tribalism in Iranian Balochistan, the sardars also lost their base of power and influence there. This has been the case particularly during the 1960s and the 1970s, as the rapid growth in urbanization, expansion of modern means of communications, spread of modern education, and economic modernization in the province began to drastically undermine the tribal socioeconomic structure. These changes in turn brought with them a new Baloch elite identified with the middle class. It must be borne in mind that the cooperation of the sardars with the Shah’s regime representing “Shiite Gajars”, also served to undermine their traditional legitimacy among their peasant and nomadic followers politically. 

Over the course of time, therefore, the traditional social organization of the Baloch to a great extent has changed. There is now a widespread Baloch national consciousness that cuts across tribal divisions. Islamabad and Tehran, however, ignoring this emergence of nationalism, tend to think of Baloch society solely in terms of its traditional tribal character and organizational patterns. Most sardars have attempted to safeguard their privileges by avoiding direct identification with the nationalist movement, while keeping the door open for supporting the nationalist cause in times of confrontation between the Baloch and the central government, as in the case of the 1973-7 insurgency. Similarly, the Iranian revolution of 1979 inflicted the most significant blow to the influence of the sardars in western Balochistan. 

However, in a traditional tribal society a political ideology such as Baloch nationalism would be unable to gain support, because loyalties of tribal members do not extend to entities rather than individual tribes. The failure of the tribes to unite for the cause of Baloch nationalism is a replay of tribal behaviour in both the Pakistani and Iranian Baloch revolts. Within the tribes, an individual’s identity is based on his belonging to a larger group. This larger group is not the nation but the tribe. However, the importance of the rise of a non-tribal movement over more tribal structures should not be underestimated. In this respect the Baloch movements of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s provide us a good example. 

In the post-colonial period a visible change in Baloch society was the rise of the urban population mainly due to the detribalization and to some extent the land reforms under Ayub Khan and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The differentiation and specialization in urban economies introduced new social strata. A small Baloch working class formed in the mine industry, construction, and a few factories. Small workshops required auto mechanics, electricians, mechanics, plumbers and painters, while services and transport employed many others. A modern bourgeoisie emerged, comprising mainly professionals rather than entrepreneurs – doctors, nurses, engineers, teachers, bank managers, lawyers and journalists. Migrant labour travelled as far as the Gulf States. 

Thus, with the appearance of the Baloch middle class, even though small, and the decrease of the traditional role of the sardars, the modern Baloch intelligentsia seems to be more eager to assume a political role of its own. Highlighting the new changes in Baloch society, in 1993, Mahmud Ali, a specialist on South Asian politics, wrote, “In the absence of traditional leaders, the dynamic of socio-economic change has precipitated a new kind of leader – younger men of ‘common’, i.e. non-sardari, descent”. The Baloch have devised a nationalist ideology, but realize that tribal support remains a crucial ingredient to any potential success of a national movement. By accepting the support of the tribes, the nationalists fall vulnerable to tribal rivalries. 

Economic development 

In 1892, Lord Curzon stated that in the greater part of Balochistan, the Baloch were sedentary and pastoral. Despite the passage of almost one hundred years and the increase in urbanization, Curzon’s view is still fairly accurate (although there are more farmers and fewer shepherds). Describing the Baloch economy in the early 1980s, a prominent authority on the subject of Baloch nationalism, Selig S. Harrison wrote, “Instead of relying solely on either nomadic pastoralism or on settled agriculture, most Baloch practise a mixture of the two in order to survive.” 

The economic grievances of the Baloch are dated from the British era. As the British developed industries and agriculture in Sindh, Punjab, and the NWFP, they ignored Balochistan. Thus there is a widely held view that the British rulers neglected the economic development of Balochistan. Perhaps it was not merely a case of neglect, but what might be called purposeful sidetracking, even suppression. Of course the British had their own imperial interests to protect. 

This is a case study in nationalism which focuses on the Baloch. It probes into the question of whether the Baloch have a national consciousness and if it is expressed as their will to maintain their national identity. 

Excerpted with permission from Baloch Nationalism: its Origin and Development 

By Taj Mohammad Breseeg 

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​Nawab Khair Bux Marri: A Baloch killer, who was disguised as a “Baloch leader”

Nawab Khair Bux Marri. A Baloch killer, who was disguised as a “Baloch leader”. 
Calling a Baloch killer as the “Baba-e-Baloch” is an insult to all Baloch people.
During his entire life Nawab Khair Bux Marri conspired against the Baloch nation and sided with the ISI to play their dirty games against the Baloch people. 
He was sent to Afghanistan in 70’s by the ISI to watch and monitor the Baloch freedoms fighters in Afghanistan and report about their activities to GHQ, Islamabad. 
After the fall of Afghanistan, he was airlifted in a Pakistani military C-130 airplane to safety back to Balochistan and was rewarded by Gen Zia-ul-Haq  a huge lump sum money for his services to Pakistan’s military and its ISI in countering and containing Baloch freedom movement in Afghanistan. His all sons were made ministers in Balochistan Government. 
When his terrorist sons killed a high profile Chief Justice, Justice Nawaz Marri, the Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court, his sons were given free pass to leave the country in safety and he himself was immediately taken into custody (Protection) and was put into a First Class Jail with all best facilities in Quetta Cant to save his life from being killed by the Justice Nawaz Marri’s kins and then he was shifted to Karachi Defense Housing Society in the protection of ISI and MI, where he lived for the rest of his life, enjoying biryani over his cockfighting fun and helping ISI to profile, kidnap and Kill thousands Baloch students and youths, with the help of Karima Baloch, with his fake and phony anti-state slogans with full impunity to fool the ordinary Baloch people.
When he died watching cockfighting on June 10, 2014 in Karachi, again his body was shifted to Quetta combined Military hospital in a military C-130 airplane. 
People were wondering why a so-called anti-state person was being given a C-130 to honor him? He is not a minister or a Government official. Why Pakistan is being so kind to an anti-state person who hated Pakistan so much ( in his phony words but not in actions). But now every one knows that his being an anti-Pakistan was was phony and fake and a BIG joke. In fact he was colluding with ISI from the day one against Baloch people and was one of their favorite person and an asset to ISI along with his phony Harami sons, sitting in the exile.
 May he burn in hell for for his treacherous criminal acts against the poor Baloch people and his complicity in profiling, kidnapping and disappearances of thousands Baloch youths.
Ye Dung Janookin Seymaran, 

Ye Qome Baloch e Gadaaran

Kudd Cheer Zamin Eshana Kana

Ma Ahd Kanan Peymaan Kanan

Azaad Balochistan Kanan.

Abdul Wahid Azat Jamaldini put in best way,

“We will pull the Sardars out of the community,

These wolves and Nawabs, the blood suckers,

These biting black snakes,

These traitors to the Baloch Nation

We will drag them out of their hiding places, 

And we will bury them under ground, all together( in a big grave), for their crimes and conspiracies against the Baloch Nation”.

And great Baloch poet and Historian Mir Guy Khan Naseer said, 
“O my Creator! Give me courage to awaken

The Baloch from their deep slumber.

The Sardars have darkened the faces of the Baloch people.

Let me put them one by one on the gallows”

DOWN WITH ALL Baloch Blood sucker Khans, Nawabs and Sardars and their stupid sons.

2 % Baloch Nawabs and Sardars, the real enemy of Baloch nation, are exposed.

Semi Literate Sardars target Educated Middle class Baloch in Makaran

dr-allah-nazar-baloch.jpgAllah Nazar has been marked to death by Sardars and Nawabs

According to reports on from ground Sardars and ISI agents want to get rid of Allah Nazar and then throw Mekran into civil war so that every one start killing each other. This is what these Nawabs and sardars want as they think Mekran’s educated youths are a big threat to their outdated Nawabi and sardari system.

It is big threat and challenge for them, especially in the wake of Dr. Malik’s winning, they see this as an end to their power and monopoly. For sixty years these Nawabs and Sardars been joining hands with pakis in robbing the Baloch resources.

Now the educated youth have come forward to challenge their authority and they are very scared. Sardars want to eliminate the intelligentsia of Mekran so that noone can be a threat or obstacle in their way. That’s why they have shifted their war to Mekran and all their agents and paid actors are active there. Otherwise, there is no reason for BRA and BLA to be there as Allah Nazar is present there.

One sarmachar told that before where ever they went people welcomed and gave shelter, food and took care. Now, people are so scared that they don’t even open their doors for sarmachars, leave alone to help in time of need.

There is so much fear being spread by BLA and BRA in mekran that people are running away from the freedom movement. We have been talking to many people. They are really angry and upset with Sardars, particularly BLA and BRA which are been operated by sons of Sardars from abroad.

We appeal to all Baloch people to resist sinster moves by BLA and BRA to eliminate Makaran’s youth which is heart beat of Baloch Movement. Sardars are Gaddars.

BLA and BRA against Middle class Makaran people

BLA and BRA have turned their guns against the poor and suffering people of Mekran, instead of Pakistan army. In fact there is not a single target in Mekran that can cause economic or military damage to Pakistan. I don’t understand why they are operating and fighting their war in Mekran, killing the ordinary Baloch people, to settle their personal scores and grudges and create a civil war like situation among Baloch.

Question is why they are targettting Makaran. The answer is simple, This is a fight between Sardar groups adn also a secret understanding among sardars to eliminate Alla Nazar and his base in Makaran. Allah Nazar is been bashed by paid agents of Sardars, day in day out. The best way to to ignore their comments on social media. One must remember that these sardars and their motlry groups are falling stars. The recent elections are a clear indication that common baloch loath sardars and Nawabs.

Baloch people must keep one fact in mind that Sardars and Nawabs are real threst to Baloch Independence aspirations. People must reject Sardars in all foras, be it locally or internationally. SArdars and their kids are five star activists who sit in world capitals and make money by selling your plight.

Every day they kill or kidnap 4 or 5 people in Mekran calling them "spies and agents" and by doing so they are competing with each other in such barbaric killings. BLA is competing with BRA and vise versa. What is this nonsense? Are they are there to kill each other and the ordinary Baloch and make their lives difficult? Is this what this war is all about to fight their own people?

How they can win a war against Pakistan when they are fighting against their own people?

They need to stop this madness. They must take their war back to their own areas, Dera Bugti and Kholu. This not helping the movement but causing it to end. People are really getting fed up with the curent situation.

There is no doubt that BLA is in bed with ISI. Their actions proves it. That’s why Mr. Hyrbiyar Marri have hired many agents to control, contain and counter the movement internally as well internationally, so that he can only claim to be the Baloch leader to collect it in the name of Balochs. Khan Kalat have also joined him in this ugly game of business eyeing on the US companies and high bidders, to sell Balochistan’s natural resources and strategic port, Gwadar, for personal gain.

Brahamdagh Bugti is though not in bed with ISI but he is still in a revengeful mood to take the revenge of his grandfather’s death. He lacks the leadership skill and most importantly he lacks the strategy on how to fight this war smartly.

No one have seen a war of independence taht is fought the way they are fighting it. They are killing their own people and they forgot who is their enemy and how to fight it smartly.

Baloch people are made sandwich between BLA and BRA terrorists and Pakistan’s occupying forces.

TURBAT (Mekrna): For people were kidnapped in Turbat, one killed in Pajgur and a girls school was blown up in Gwadar by BLA and BRA terrorists to punish those who are trying to take part in the local bodies election. On the other hand, government forces are also busy in kdnapping, killing and disappearing Baloch youth under the pretext of "defending the territorial integrity" of Pakistan and "maintaining the writ of the government".

Either it is the writ of the Governmnet or is the writ of the Baloch Militants, the ordinary Baloch people have been made sandwich in between and their lives have been made extremely difficult and miserable, under this siege.

Baloch people are made sandwich between BLA and BRA terrorists and Pakistan’s occupying forces.

18000 candidates belonging to Balochistan’s top political parties including Natioanl Party (NP), BNP (Mengal), BNP (Awami) and many independent candidates, drug smugglers, JUI Mullahs and Nawabs and Sardars and their kins, were contesting in these elections, which were held today on Dec 7th, 2013.

Like any elections, these LB polls were seen by drug smugglers, Nawabs and Sradras and their kins as a source of income to rob the Baloch resources and the only way they could have a unchallenged sweeping win if they keep the ordinary Baloch away from taking part in them. Many of their hired paid agents were telling people to boycott the polls using they attractive and popular rhetoric that as "these elections will legitimize the Pakistan’s illegal occupation of Balochistan" (which is not true at all), so the ordinary Baloch people must stay away from them, but on the other hand they themselves and their kins were actively partaking in these elections.

MAP Of Balochistan districts

"What is BLA and BRA doing in Mekran? They are not from Mekran. Why are they operating form there", ask Mula Bux, a resident of Kech, Mekran.

"Wy don’t they go back to their own home towns of Kohlu and Dera Bugti and fight their war from there? Why are they hiding in London and Geneva"’ he said.

"If they sincere with their people, they should return to Balochistan and like Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch be among their own people. If Dr. Allah Nazar can stay and sustain among his people for so many years, why can’t they", he asked.

"We don’t see any shots are being fired in Dera Bugti and Kholu? In fact BLA head supported and provided security to his own brother Mir Changez Marriin the general elections, but they are killing and kidnapping the ordinary Baloch people in Mekran –why?", he asked.

"There is not even a single target in Mekran that can cripple Pakistan economically or militarily. Why are they operating in Mekran? Why Mr. Brhamdagh and Hyrbiyar Marri take their war back to their own hometown and fight it from there? Why don’t they take their war to Lahore, Karachi and Isalamabad? Why are they fighting it from Mekran, unleashing a reign of terror against the people of Mekran, killing and terrorizing them and making their lives more miserable", he said.

BLA and BRA terrorist are taking advantage of high unemployment in Mekran and recruiting very young Baoch youth for Rs. 5000 to 10,000 Rupees ($100-200 Dollars) per month to carry out their dirty war against their own people. Hundreds of Baloch people have been killed by BLA and BRA terrorists in the name of so called "war of independence" by labeling them as "spies" and "agents" to settle their personal scores.

Aslam Baloch, 17, BLA commander…. Why would you hire such a young boy in BLA and then post his Photo on the Facebook to not only expose him but endanger his entire family members. SOURCE: Facebook

"This is crazy and insane. How they can win a war when their are killing and terrorizing their own people", ask Latif Baoch, a teacher.

Both BLA and BRA terror outfits are being run and headed by Nawabs and Saradar and their sons, Hyrbiyar Marri and Brahmadagh Bugti from London and Geneva respectively.

BLA is banned in UK but his head Hyrbiyar Marri has been given asylum.

Terrorist Hyar Biyar Marri and Brahmadagh Bugti

Many international actors and players, including China, Iran and some Arab countries are belived to be fighting their proxy wars inside Balochstan and are secretly funding these terrorists to safeguard their interests. Pakistan have blamed India for fomenting trouble in Balochistan.

"Hyrbiyar Marri is receiving $75,000 and arms from a neighboring country per month for BLA’s terrorist activities", said a reliable source, close to him in London, who wanted to remain anonymous.

"Instead of using these monies against Pakistan, he is buying properties in London and have hired many paid agents to control and contain the Baloch national movement both internally, inside Balochistan, and internationally", he said.

Many of his hired Paid agents including Salam Sabir Pattan, Faiz Baluch, Hafeez Hassan Abadi and Samandar Askani of radio Balochi in Sweden, are busy on the Facebook attacking the true and sincere Baloch leaders including Balochistan’s hero Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch.

Most people in Baloch circles believe that BLA is in bed with ISI and most of its actions, be it killing of Baloch leaders like Razziq Bugti, Ghulam Mohammad, Lala Munir, Sher Mohammad and Habib Jalib, Punjabi settlers, barbers and teachers, burning the rotten Jinnah house in Zarat, or kidnapping John Solecki, a U.S citizen and an official of the United Nation’s UNHCR or the kidnapping of six Pakistani custom agents in Jiwani, all have helped ISI and FC to carry out their dirty war against the Baloch people with full impunity. None of these actions have proven to be effective in terms of causing any damage to Pakistan, it’s economy or its military.

"Whoever is funding them, they are contributing to the killings of ordinary Baloch people, because these people (BLA and BRA terrorists) are not fighting against Pakistan but they have turned their guns against the ordinary Baloch people of Mekran and are creating a civil war like situation in Mekran", said Meer Jan Baloch, a Baloch activist in Gwadar.

"This is not a war of Independence but a war of business. They are competing with each other to see who get more money and arms in the name of Baloch freedom", he said.

"We asked all those who are funding the BLA and BRA terrorists activities in Balochistan to stop funding them as they are not helping the Baloch cause but are terrorizing their own people", he said.

"They don’t have a clear cut strategy against the occupying forces except killing their own people and competing with each other over the funding resources, " he said.

Hyrbiyar Marri’s brother Mehran Marri, seeing his brother making good money out of BLA, made his own United Baloch Army (UBA) and started blowing up places with his hired agents. Within the same house each brother has its own militant outfit to compete against the other over the funding resources.

"This tell you how sincere they are with the Baloch people", said Karim Baloch, in Gawadr.

Hair Biyar Marri is wanted for murder of many Baloch people including the top Balochistan’s leader Razziq Bugti and Balochistan’s High Court Judge Justice Nawaz Marri. He was education minister during Gen Zia-ul-Haq time and he recorded the worse corruption in the history of Balochistan.

Many people in Balochistan seems to be fed up with this so called "war of independence" being fought by these Nawabs and Sardars and their kins. It has not only caused the loss of many lives of brilliant top Baloch leaders and educated youths but have caused enormous economic, emotional and psychological damage to the people of Balochistan and mostly of Mekran.

"If these militants continue to kill, kidnap and terrorize their own Baloch people, there will be no one to support their so called "war of Independence" and they might pick up guns to start killing each other. A civil war is the the last thing that Pakistan want to see among Baloch killing themselves", said an observer.

BLA and BRP terrorists are spreading terror in Mekran and killing the ordinary innocent Balochs






TURBAT: The people of Mekran are fed up with BLA and BRA terrorists who are killing the ordinary Baloch every day, labeling them as "agents" and "spies". Many innocent people have been killed by these terrorists recently and BRA has taken credit for these killings on their website and on Facebook.

What are they doing in Mekran is totally wrong, said Barkat Baloch, a shopkeeper in Turbat Bazar.

"They (Brhamdagh Bugti and Hyrbiyar Marri) are not from Mekran. Why don’t they take their war back to their own hometowns Dera Bugti and Kholu, ask Barkat Baloch.

"We are fed of these BRA and BLA terrorists. They have ruined our life and our peace in Mekran. If this is the "War of Independence" to kill innocent people, we have it enough. We don’t want it. They can keep it to themselves", said Barkat Baloch.

"BLA and BRA terrorists leaders have taken advantage of high unemployment among Baloch youth in Mekran, and many jobless Baloch youth have became an easy prey for these terrorists and their recruiters, said Asghar Baloch, a resident of Mand.

"They are paying Rs.5000 rupees ($100) per month to anyone who will go out and kill innocent people for them", said Asghar Baloch.

"Who they think they are? — killing our people? We had it enough and we will not tolerate this anymore. They need to stop this madness, he said.

"If Brahmadagh want to take the revenge his Grandfather’s death, he should take it on Musharraf and take his war back to his own Dera Bugti, and not fight it here in Mekran at the expense and killings of people of Mekran", said Asghar Baloch angrily.

Score of innocent Baloch have been killed by BLA and BRA terrorists in Mekran under the pretext of enemy "agents" and "spies" to settle their own personal scores.

"If they continue to kill our people we will pick up arm and kick them put of Mekran", said Master Allah Bux Baloch.

"We warned BLA and BRA terrorists to stop killing the innocent Baloch of Mekran or else we will take their dirty war back to them where ever they might be hiding in London and Geneva", he shouted in anger.