You hear Akbar Bugti almost daily on this or that media. Ataullah is never off the radar. But where is Nawab Marri?
He is our silent warrior. He was the first who said, "no development without political rights", for which he has been thrashed by Paki as well as Baloch media. Nawab Bugti chose to have it both ways, he allowed the gas plants to be built, and he also keeps talking about Baloch rights. Nawab marri could had easily gone for a compromise, if he had chosen so, probably rewarded with a ministerial job like Jamali and Rind. There have been all kinds of attacks on him. There is a hazari fouj (led by Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani Marri) specially tailor-made against nawab Marri. The nawab himself was arrested a few years back. I think there still are a few cases/ warrants against him.
Nobody considers him a saint. Of course, he is a sardar. Probably, he has killed more men of his own tribe, than of paki army. But he has always kept the faith in Balochistan alive. He does not speak much, but when he does, it is always about a free Balochistan.
But what has got to him, now? Does he need an official invitation to join the fight? What is holding him from openly doing what he always has talked about; freedom fight?
Some say, that BLA is actually run by Balach Marri, nawab's son. It is very possible. But i also do not consider Balach, or Hayrbeyar (his other son) to be worthy of being leader of Baloch. My utopia about BLA does not include Balach.
Nawab sahib, please die fighting, and not coughing in a hospital bed. Let us tell our kids of a warrior who died for our cause, and not as a cynic whose ego didn't permit him to act when he was needed the most.
UPDATE: 8th feb.
Nawab Marri again said today that; Armed struggle only way out. Yes!!! Nawab Sahib, We Know. Now please stop talking, and do just that.
Daily Aasap says that nawab marri isn't feeling very well, and might have to leave the country for medical reasons. Nawab Sahib, go where ever you want to, but please fight the last battle.