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Nawab Zulfikar Magsi

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Company Description: Balochistan has historically had a tense relationship with Pakistan's government, in large part due to issues of provincial autonomy, control of mineral resources...   more
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That is why Balochistan's ...
www.khaleejtimes.com, 18 Feb 2013 [cached]
That is why Balochistan's Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi was apt when he squarely laid the blame for unrest on the intelligence agencies and law-enforcement machinery, which for long had neither made any inroads in the terror network nor preempted such attacks. The country and, especially, Balochistan is passing through a difficult phase and none seem to have a clue as to what would be the fate. Magsi, who had been empowered by the federal government to take stringent actions against the miscreants, nonetheless, believes that the state doesn't seem to be effective. Many tend to agree with his synopsis.
Balochistan's Governor ...
www.seoulnews.net, 2 Feb 2006 [cached]
Balochistan's Governor Nawab Zulfikar Magsi announced a day-long mourning for Sunday in the province which borders Afghanistan and Iran.
Political Intelligence Briefing | CountryWatch
saturn.countrywatch.com [cached]
Nawab Zulfikar Magsi, the governor of Balochistan, made clear that he had endowed local security forces with "a free hand" to maintain security and act against extremists but they had obviously failed to act.
Marri said many among the Raisani ...
www.balochmedia.org, 29 Oct 2010 [cached]
Marri said many among the Raisani and Magsi tribal chieftains - Nawab Aslam Raisani is chief minister Nawab Zulfikar Magsi is governor of Balochistan -- and also some among the Marris have also been sold out for a few privileges and the Baloch nation expect no good from these elements.
Among others, he was obliquely referring to his eldest son Jangyz Marri, who has become a black sheep in the family and the fiercely independence minded Marri tribe for joining the Pakistan Muslim League of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and also to former guerrilla leader Mir Hazar Khan Marri who is now collaborating with the Pakistan military.
He said guerrilla warfare to repulse the occupation forces was in itself a form of political education and said he favored each and every Baloch to become a freedom fighter, adding that social justice that guarantees freedom for all was the foundation stone of Balochistan's struggle for independence. He said he does not believe Pakistan's parliament was a free institution and called it a mockery of democracy as he said it has failed to guarantee equality for the Baloch. "What kind of parliament is this where there is no freedom of expression," Marri said, pointing to the country's omnipotent military control over the body politic.
Referring to past demands of provincial autonomy, he said the goals of the Baloch struggle in the 1970s were wrong as at that time the movement lacked political maturity, while the conditions on the ground were also different. "Today we have a totally changed situation," Marri observed.
Marri said he fails to comprehend why the Sindhis in neighboring Sindh have compromised with their national slavery and why they are ready to barter away their national rights for menial jobs.
He said war has been imposed on the Baloch people and ruled out any compromise or talks with Pakistan over Balochistan's independence. "Those who like to talk can go ahead and talk [I have no truck with them]," he said, disowning the talks Pakistan prime minister Yusuf Raza Gillani had with former chief minister Sardar Ataullah Mengal.in May.
He said the freedom fighters, also called Baloch sarmachars, will not accept the Sardari system in which tribal chieftains enjoy special status by virtue of their birth. "They will usher in a system based on equality for all," Marri said.
To a question regarding the killing of his son Balach Marri in November 2007, he said his slain son symbolized the freedom movement of Balochistan which was very much alive and kicking in the length and breadth of Balochistan. "Such movements never die," the aging Marri said with pride. "Never surrender," he said is his message to the Baloch freedom fighters.
To a question, he said while Mahatma Gandhi was from amongst the people, former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto believed in Machiavellian politics and used the slogan of social justice to protect the landed aristocracy.
BALOCHUNITY.ORG | OPINIONS
www.balochunity.org, 13 July 2009 [cached]
"It's pretty volatile," said Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, the governor of Balochistan.
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