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Former leader of Baloch separatist movement visits Brussels

Dr. Jumma Khan Marri with Italian MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo during his visit to Brussels

Dr. Jumma Khan Marri visited Brussels last week on an unusual mission.

He is a leading tribal chief of Balochistan, a south-western province of Pakistan that has immense geo-political and geo-economic significance due to its location, and for having one of the world’s largest deep sea ports the Gawader Port. The port could be pivotal for connectivity between various economic hubs of the world including Europe.

Dr Marri spearheaded a separatist movement in Balochistan for three decades and was in exile, but in February this year he announced he is abandoning the movement realizing that stability in Balochistan was important in the current scenario so that people in the region can reap benefits from the rising economic opportunities with the development of Gawader Port.  Continue reading “Former leader of Baloch separatist movement visits Brussels”