Anwar aka Fida Jan

(LIAQAT BALOCH)

Anwar aka Fida was born in 1991, in Kalar, Mashkay. He got his basic education from primary school, Kalar and 8th class from high school, Gajjar Mashkay. After passing 8th class, he left his education uncompleted. My beloved brother Anwar Jan joined armed struggle on the platform of  Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) in 2010.

                One day he came to home and told our mother: kana dostinga lumma (my beloved mother), I need your blessings. I want to leave you and the home and  go to protect my motherland, Balochistan, occupied by coward Panjabi army. Don't  worry for me, my honorable mother; he said and left to an unknown place, which is popular as mountains. After a five months training, he came home and started his struggle in Mashkay city.

                In 2011, he was recruited in Balochistan Levies Force. He used levies force as a shield and continued his activities for BLF. I remember, in 2013, he was going to bazaar with other comrades. Army came from the other side and firing started, his fellows escaped soon but Anwar Jan was in siege of army, though he also escaped later tactfully which he had learnt during his guerilla training. He was identified by local persons. This was the time when he became famous as a freedom fighter in Baloch masses in Mashkay.

                He used to visit home time by time, but he couldn't ever come when the Army turned Gajjar college into a military base. He made the mountains his house. One day, in 2014, he came to our uncle's home, but someone was behind him, so army reached immediately on the spot and besieged the homes. Anwar again succeeded to escape from army's siege.

                He always wanted to see our mother and to have good wishes from her. One day he came to home. I was also there. Army was behind him every time. Now the raid was on our own home. Again Anwar Jan escaped in army's raid despite heavy firing towards him. In reaction, the brutal army burnt our houses , arrested my father, tortured him in front of us. I couldn't stop my tears. An army personnel started beating me too.

                Our mother told Anwar Jan not to come to home as he has become popular in our town as a freedom fighter, the state's informers are watching our home. He replied, I have to organize BLF and fight here. If got a chance to see my brave mother so I obviously do.

                He was not afraid of death.

                I was younger, I was curious to know the fate of traitors. I asked him, why do freedom fighters forgive the traitors? He said, there is no mercy for traitors in a national independence war, be it my father.

                 After burning houses we had to migrate from our ancestors place. We couldn't live in city due to worse situation there. We built huts in mountains. Winter seasons were troublesome there. All the blankets, pillows etc were left behind. Small children were crying due to cold and new place, the mountainous horrifying environment.

                In 2015,it was Eid-ul-Azha, in mountains. Anwar got married. One day gunship helicopters came with shelling on our huts here too. They shelled our cattle. Ground forces reached and burnt our huts. We were compelled to change this place and we did. After three months, again the terrorist and jihadist army launched an operation and burnt huts, plundered our all precious things. Pakistani army stayed for three days there.

                Anwar was a funny person. We must have been laughing while Anwar was with us in nights. He used to teach us about Baloch nation and ongoing brutalities by Pakistani army; our homes will be burnt, our relatives will be killed, our children will be tortured by the occupying forces. We have to bear hunger and thirst in path of freedom. We have to sacrifice ourselves in the way of independence. We must bear all difficulties. He says.

                "Oh kana lumma"

                Oh my mother. You must be worried for us. But we have to fulfill our duty for the motherland where we have to be buried forever. A bright day has to come for our coming generations. Anwar told to our mother.

                Dear brother, your comrades and companions are saluting to Pakistani flag. How do you see this? I enquired.

                The men who are saluting in front of army, are cowards. They are afraid of death but all are not. He smiled and replied.

                He embraced martyrdom  in a gun battle in Jhaoo, Balochistan on October 05, 2016. Fida is symbol of bravery. He was a brave warrior in of BLF. He was a true and sincere freedom fighter. He organized BLF in Mashkay. He sacrificed his life for Baloch liberation movement. I am proud on his bravery and deliverance.

Down the Pakistan

Long Live Baloch national struggle.

(LIAQAT BALOCH)

Younger Brother of Anwar Jan.