Balach Marri

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Balach Marri
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Balach Marri
Born January 17, 1966
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died November 21, 2007(2007-11-21) (aged 41)
Nationality Pakistan
Known for Baloch Liberation Army (BLA)

Balach Marri (Urdu: مير بالاچ مری‎) was the leader of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a separatist organization fighting for autonomy of Balochistan province from the state of Pakistan.


Marri was one of six sons of the Balochistan politician Khair Bakhsh Marri. Marri's brothers are Hyrbyair Marri, Ghazan Marri, Hamza Marri, Mehran Marri, and Changez Marri. Marri qualified as an electronic engineer from Moscow. As was customary during those times, the KGB actively cultivated relationships with Baloch students in Russia. Marri was one of their success stories in order to pursue terrorist activities in Baluchistan .[1]

Creation of BLA[edit]

Because of his intimate connections with India and Russia, it was no surprise that Marri was picked as the new head of the revived BLA. The creation of the Balochistan Liberation Army (terrorist organisation) can be attributed to the broader game that was being played in the region in 1980s and which is currently again in progress in the region. The old players are back but on the opposite sides and hence their instruments of coercion and instability are back in business. BLA is one such tool, used by these global powers to further their own interests.


The Chairman of the Baluch Youth Council, Mir Hazar Khan Baluch, has said "so called" Baluch separatist leaders Balach Marri and his brother Herbyar Marri was involved in the killing of Justice Muhammad Nawaz Marri, the two most prominent Baluch personalities killed in recent years.[2]