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Akbar Bugti

Male
Born Jul 12, 1927
Hometown Barkhan
Died Aug 26, 2006
Death Place Balochistan, Paki...
Political Party Jamhoori Watan Party
Religion Sunni Muslim

Akbar Khan Bugti was the Tumandar (head) of the Bugti tribe of Baloch and served as Minister of State for Interior and Governor of Balochistan Province in Pakistan. After a wave of terrorism started in Balochistan in 2004, Bugti was widely perceived as the leader but went underground in 2005. On August 26, he was killed in his cave in Kohlu, about 150 miles east of Quetta, leading to widespread unrest in the area.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1927 Birth Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was born on 12 July 1927 in Barkhan (in present day Balochistan), the rural home of the Khetran, a Baloch tribe, to which his mother belonged. … Read More

FORTIES

1971 44 Years Old …  Some commentators also likened the situation to the East Bengal crisis of 1971 which lead to the independence of Bangladesh.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2005 78 Years Old 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. … Read More
…  On 26 August 2006, Bugti, along with some personnel of Pakistan army, was killed when his hide-out cave, located in Kohlu, about 150 miles east of Quetta, collapsed in an unexplained explosion. … Read More
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