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Hameed Baloch (Urdu: حمید بلوچ‎) was an activist for the Baloch Students Organization (BSO) who was executed by the Pakistani government in 1981, and is regarded as a heroic martyr by Baloch nationalists. He was arrested on 9 December 1979, while he was a student at Government Degree College Turbat, on charges of firing at a military officer from the Gulf state of Oman who was recruiting Pakistani Baloch soldiers from Balochistan province to suppress the Dhofar Rebellion. Oman at the time was facing a Marxist–Leninist insurgency in its Dhofar province. Ever since Oman took control of the Balochistan enclave of Gwadar in the 18th Century (now under Pakistani control), it had hired foot soldiers from Balochistan to serve in the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces.

The BSO, being a leftist organization, was opposed to the recruitment to fight against the Dhofari rebels, whose ideology it shared, fearing it would earn notoriety for the Baloch in the eyes of progressive forces throughout the world and weaken the Baloch nationalist movement in Pakistan. Secondly they saw it as aiming to 'pervert' the youth in Baloch society against Marxist–Leninist teachings by offering huge salaries for their services in a mercenary army.

Hameed was tried by a special military Court and condemned to death, even though the Omani officer was unhurt in the incident. The death sentence was carried out on 11 June 1981 in Mach prison, with Hameed's age being just 23 years. He wrote a will just hours before being taken to the gallows expressing defiance.

The execution left a significant impact on the Baloch nationalist movement and Balochi literature, with many ethnic-nationalist poets and writers dedicating works to his memory.

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The News International
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:48:45 -0700

“He was not only a committed socialist but was also a social activist who co-founded a number of educational and literary institutions in the city, specially in Lyari,” he said. Engr Hameed Baloch of the National Party, Malir-based political leader ...
The Nation
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:15:00 -0700

Hameed Baloch, a senior lawyer of Lahore Tax Bar Association, said that the FBR has collapsed its own tax collection system by destabilising its brainchild PRAL. The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), introduced last year for income tax returns ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:48:38 -0700

M Younus Rizvi (Ind). 5. Shakil Haider Jafri (Ind). 6. Habibullah Khan (Ind). Candidates for seat (5). 1. Abdul Hameed Baloch (PPP). 2. Abdul Hamid (JI). 3. Basharat Hussain (MQM). 4. M Atiqur Rehman Khan (PTI). 5. Syed M Azhar Ali Shah Hamdani (PML-N).


Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:24:13 -0700

"I was young and stranded and had left my job as a mechanic. I did not know what to do, but a quiet voice was always whispering to me, 'Whatever you do, make sure it is grand.'" —Moin Akhtar. September 6, 1966: A young, skinny boy steps up onstage for ...


Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:42:13 -0700

She first appeared in a children's program on PTV Kaliyon ki Mala in 1975 where she sang the famous 'Dosti Aisa Naata'. It was her single 'Aap Jaisa Koi' that catapulted her to fame when she was just 15 after it was taken for the Bollywood flick Qurbaani.


Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:52:30 -0800

The names of vice presidents are: Rajab Ali Rind (Balochistan) Syeda Ghulam Fatima (Punjab), Engineer Hameed Baloch (Sindh) and Sher Zaman Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). Central committee members of the party are Mir Shafqat Langove, Dr Ishaq ...


Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:37:06 -0700

"We do not have any news yet," Engineer Hameed Baloch, a senior official of the ruling National Party said on phone. However, the Bramsh News Media mouthpiece of the Baloch Liberation Front announced Dashti, aka as Ghulam Shah Qahtani has been ...

Balochwarna News

Balochwarna News
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:27:01 -0700

He was very busy in library's work as his comrade friend, Hameed Baloch, arrived from Canada. I recall one of meeting at a friend's place in Lyari where Saba was invited for dinner; he spoke about the atrocities of Pakistani state in Balochistan and on ...

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