Marri (tribe)

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Marri is one of the strongest Baloch tribes in Balochistan, Pakistan. The Marri tribe has three major sub-clans; Gazeni, Bijarani and Loharani.

1974 insurgency[edit]

In February 1973, the Pakistani government intercepted an arms shipment from Iraq intended for delivery to Marri tribe militants. President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto dismissed the Balochistan government and put the province under the central government's rule. The result was that large numbers of Marri tribesmen went to the hills in 1974 for an armed insurgency, and Mir Hazar Khan Ramkhani formed an organization called the Baluch People's Liberation Front. It took the Pakistani army four years to bring the situation under control.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pakistan's Drift Into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror By Hassan Abbas, Jessica Stern, 2004, ISBN 0-7656-1497-9, ISBN 978-0-7656-1497-1

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