Baloch Students Organization
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The Baloch Students Organization (BSO) was founded on 26 November 1967, as a nationalist student organization in the Pakistani part of Balochistan. The main objectives of BSO are to organize and educate Baloch youth politically. It is the largest ethnic Baloch student body in the country, which was banned by Pakistan in 2013 for being involved in “terrorism.”
BSO is currently divided into three factions, BSO (Pajjar), BSO (Mengal) and BSO (Azad).
BSO (Mangal), led by Muhiudeen Baloch, has affiliated itself with the Balochistan National Party (BNP) who is currently biggest opposition party in Baluchistan provincial assembly. BSO (Mangal) believes in the right of Brahwi speaking balochs in central Baluchistan within the parliamentary framework of Pakistan.
BSO (Pajjar), led by Ameen Baloch, has affiliated itself with the National Party (NP) who is currently ruling Baluchistan. BNP believe in more provincial rights and greater autonomy for Baluchistan province within the parliamentary framework of Pakistan.
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- Official web site of the BSO azad
- Balochistan National Party website
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- The end of BSO?, Malik Siraj Akbar, January 4, 2009
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