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Quaid-e-Azam M.A. Jinnah and Balochistan in pictures

Quaid-e-Azam meeting supporters at Quetta Railway Station in 1945 With Fatima Jinnah on arrival at Quetta (July,1943) Quaid-e-Azam and Fatima Jinnah at Quetta Railway Stattion

Quaid-e-Azam and Balochistan

by Dr. Munir Ahmed Baloch The huge land mass of Balochistan rising steadily from the coastal plains of the sea of Arabia to the eerie heights of Quetta, and then descending in an undulating manner up to the fringe of the North-West Frontier Province, covers a little over 125,000 sq. miles constituting almost 43% of the total area of Pakistan. Another 45,000 sq. miles of Balochistan territory lie in the neighbouring state of Iran and smaller region in southern Afghanistan.1   With the advent of British colonial rule over India, Balochistan came under colonial influence in 1876 and was portioned among Iranians and the British. The Eastern part of Balochistan was further divided into British Balochistan, Balochistan States, while a part of Seistan was given to Afghanistan. The areas of Derajat and Jacobabad (Khan Garh) was demarcated and given to British India.   British imperialists used Balochistan as a military base to check the extension policy of Tsarist Russia against India.2 Balo

Audio Gallery

"I have lived as plain Mr. Jinnah and I hope to die as plain Mr. Jinnah. I am very much averse to any title or honours and I will be more than happy if there was no prefix to my name." -: Audio clips of Speeches of  The Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah :- 3 June 1947 ~ Broadcast Speech 14 Aug 1947 ~ Reply to Mountbatten 15 Aug 1947 ~ Address To The Nation 30 Oct 1947 ~ Lahore 31 Oct 1947 ~ Lahore 21 Mar 1948 ~ Dhaka March 1948 Chittagong March 1948 Dhakka Message for People of America Message for People of Australia