An Epic Overview Of Late Nawab Akbar Bugti’s Life

An Epic Overview Of Late Nawab Akbar Bugti's Life |

An Epic Overview Of Late Nawab Akbar Bugti's Life |

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SLAMABAD – Cwas the Tumandar (head) of the Bugti tribe of Baloch people who served as the Minister of State for Interior and Governor of Balochistan Province in Pakistan.

Personal Life

Famous Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was born in 1927 in a Village Dera Bugti. His father name was Nawab Mehrab Khan. After passed his collage he completed His higher education in Oxford University. Nawab Akbar Bugti became 19th leader in 1946 of his qabila. He boycotted English language in National Assembly. 26th August 2006 Nawab Akbar Bugti left his life.

Sylvia Matheson states in her book, The Tigers of Balochistan, that Bugti told her that he killed for the first time at the age of twelve. Upon her questioning further, he stated,

“Well, the man annoyed me. I’ve forgotten what it was about now, but I shot him dead. I’ve rather a hasty temper you know, but under tribal law of course it wasn’t a capital offence, and, in any case, as the eldest son of the Chieftain I was perfectly entitled to do as I pleased in our own territory. We enjoy absolute sovereignty over our people and they accept this as part of their tradition.”

In 2005, Bugti and Mir Balach Marri (another tribal leader) presented a 15-point agenda to the Pakistan government. Their stated demands included greater control of the province’s resources and a moratorium on the construction of military bases. In the mean time, attacks against Pakistan Army also increased in the area, including 2005 attack on a helicopter, in which the head of Pakistan’s Frontier Corps and his deputy were injured.

The government blamed him for leading a series of attacks against its forces and installations, and the result was armed altercation between the military and Bugti and Marri tribes. Despite his age and failing health, Bugti, in the last seven months of his life, joined in the fighting alongside his tribesmen from the mountains of his home district, Dera Bugti.


On 24 August 2006, fighting broke out in Kohlu district, Balochistan when a pair of army helicopters came under fire and one was hit but landed safely, according to the military spokesman. After another helicopter came under fire in the same area, the army moved in.

On Saturday 26 August 2006, senior army officer leading the advance, set off a mine at the cave entrance, which triggered secondary explosions in the cave, where Bugti was in hiding, bringing down the entire structure.The collapse resulted in killing of Bugti, his grandson, 37 armed fighters and 12 soldiers of Pakistan Army.

Military sources originally said that Bugti died in a ground and air operation. Officials gave differing accounts of what happened afterwards, and denied that security forces meant to kill him.


On 1 September 2006 Bugti was buried in Dera Bugti, with his coffin sealed, next to the graves of his son and brother. His family, who wanted a public funeral in Quetta, did not attend the burial.

On 26 September 2010 Abdul Qayyum Khan Jatoi, a senior Pakistan federal minister criticized and accused the army of killing Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti as well as the Pakistani politician, Benazir Bhutto. He later resigned when his political party summoned him and asked him to explain his comments

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