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Karachi – Sindh: Nawab Khair Buksh Marri’s Interview – The entire world is open to us, why should we confine ourselves to this country

Face to Face

“The entire world is open to us, why should we confine ourselves to this country” – Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri

By Amir Zia

Interview: Karen Armstrong

Interview: Cultures in Harmony

The entire world is open to us, why should we confine ourselves to this country – Nawab Khair Buksh Marri

By Amir Zia

Courtesy: http://qksisamaa.isamaa.tv/report/2009-08-22-interview-nawab-khair-buksh-marri-partial-transcript/

Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri is seen as the kingpin of the radical Baloch nationalist movement, which explicitly demands an independent Balochistan. Although the veteran Baloch leader appears to be living a quiet life in Karachi’s posh Defence Housing Authority for the past several years, his admirers as well as rivals view him as one of the key players of the separatist movement, operating from behind-the-scenes. The shadowy militant Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) – which is waging a low-intensity insurgency in the rugged mountains of Balochistan, as well as targeting government installations, officials and security forces in the cities – is dominated by his Marri tribesmen.

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