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The image shows school children in Balochistan. — Photo by Syed Ali Shah
The image shows school children in Balochistan. — Photo by Syed Ali Shah

GWADAR: Oman has announced that it will recruit Baloch youths in its army from the Gwadar, Kech and Panjgur districts of Makran.

According to sources, an official delegation from Oman army would be visiting Gwadar soon to complete the recruitment process.

They said that applications had been invited by the officials concerned of the Oman army through the deputy commissioners of the three districts.

“Today is the last day for submission of applications,” an official in Gwadar said on Tuesday. Hundreds of educated Baloch from these districts have already submitted their applications in this regard.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2014

Comments (13) Closed

Anwar Amjad Nov 26, 2014 10:42am

This is good news. These youths will land excellent jobs in Oman. Oman has a sizeable Baloch population who hold Omani citizenship.

AYZA Nov 26, 2014 10:43am

Historically, Balochistan was once part of the Omani Kingdom, and many Omanis are Balochi. In fact the Emir of Oman's elite guards are all Balochi Pakistanis.

Robin Nov 26, 2014 12:54pm

What else can these unfortunate Balochis do ? They are after all being treated badly within Pakistan and they have to work for the army of a different country.

Kamal Pasha Nov 26, 2014 01:37pm

@Robin, There is Baloch Regiment in Pakistan Army. Balochis are in the armies of UAE, Bahrain and Oman since longtime.

QURESHI Nov 26, 2014 04:56pm

@AYZA only gwadar was part of oman for not more than 100 years.correct ur facts.historically balochistan has been the part of mughal empire,delhi sultanat and for some time under the iranians

khanm Nov 26, 2014 04:58pm

At least they will have a decent life....The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow in Pakistan. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed

bharat Nov 27, 2014 09:05am

Many Omanis have names like Al Baloochi. Historicallly, the region was part of Oman and given to pak

Dr. Malek Towghi/Tauqee Dec 02, 2014 07:45am

@Kamal Pasha,

There is rarely any Baloch particularly from Balochistan in the so-called Baloch Regiment of the Pakistan army. After the British left, their successors have kept the name "Baloch Regiment" for their non-Baloch recruits and officers.

Dr. Malek Towghi/Tauqee Dec 02, 2014 08:01am


Balochistan was never voluntarily a part of the Mughal or Iranian empires. Occasionally , of course, the tyrants of Delhi, Ghazni, Kabul, Qandahar and Isfahan tried in vain to subjugate the freedom-loving Baloch.

Dr. Malek Towghi/Tauqee Dec 02, 2014 08:07am

Thanks to the Oman Government and people.

Rindbaloch Dec 03, 2014 05:46am

@Kamal Pasha only name of baluch regiment

Rindbaloch Dec 03, 2014 05:48am

@Dr. Malek Towghi/Tauqee

Rindbaloch Dec 03, 2014 05:51am

Inshallah baluchistan soon become a saperate country