Balaach Murree

He was the man behind Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a terrorist organization working in the hinterlands of Balochistan to splinter the Balochistan province from Pakistan. This organization mainly receives its funding and weapons from Russia, India and Afghanistan. Explosions in the gas pipelines, disruption in the communications, devastation of infrastructure, bomb blasts, mines attacks, stealth attacks on security forces and murdering of innocent people are the main tactics of this banned organization.

Balaach Murree was the third son of Nawab Khair Bux Murree, a veteran nationalist leader and tribal head of Murree tribe. Nawabzada Balaach Murree, as he was called went to Afghanistan in 1980, and then from there he went to Moscow and earned his degree in engineering. In the 2002 elections, Balaach Murree was elected as a member of Balochistan assembly from the constituency of Kohlo Kahan. He didn’t take much interest in the assembly and its proceedings and spent most of his time in London.

When Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed, it was also said that Balaach Murree and grandson of Bugti, Brahamdagh Bugti was also killed. But then it was learnt that they both were safe in Afghanistan. Balaach Murree headed the BLA outfit, and supervised almost all the terrorist activities of its members throughout the Balochistan. He was a public proponent and activist for an independent Balochistan, and never admitted the creation of Pakistan.

Now as the news of his death comes, Balochistan has once again erupted into fire and lawlessness. BLA activists are raising hell in their strongholds, and innocent Balochis are taking the brunt. Blood protests in Balochistan are spreading because extreme nationalists think that government of Pakistan has something to do with his death, where Pakistani government has categorically said that it wasn’t involved in such act. Some are also saying that Balaach was killed amidst the bombing of NATO forces assault, and the most rampant and convincing news is that he was killed due to a cross fire of two factions of BLA.

Whatever the case is, the matter should be put to the rest, and government should hold talks with BLA and try to include them in the mainstream.

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