Quetta: The 14th Martyrdom Anniversary of Baba Mazari was commemorated with reverence on 14th March under the joint auspecis of Tanzeem Nasl e Nau Hazara Mughul and Mazari Foundation in Quetta, Pakistan. The Anniversary was attended by the representative of the Consul General of Afghanistan in Quetta, Murtaza Khurami; Founder and Chairman of Tanzeem, Ghulam Ali Haideri; former Minister Sardar Nisar Ali Hazara; Provincial Minister for Quality Education Jan Ali Changaze; Secretary General of Hazara Democratic Party Abdul Khaliq Hazara; a representative of Pushtoons from AFghanistan, Haji Akhtar Muhammad Achagzai; Maulvi Abdul Haq Haqani representing the Uzbeks of Afghanistan; and a large number of intellectuals, officials and public figures.
The audience gave a standing show of respect to the national anthem of Pakistan and Afghanistan at the inauguration of the occasion.
Speaking in Pushto, Haji Akhtar Achakzai said Baba Mazari’s vision is the solution to Afghanistan’s problems. He said Ustad Mazari was a great leader and his vision is the paradigm for the people of Afghanistan.
Talking on behalf of the Uzbeks of AFghanistan, Eng. Abdul Qayum, paid tribute to Martyred Baba Mazari, saying he was a national leader of international caliber, martyred by the brutal forces of evil, the Taliban. Baba Mazari struggled for equality and rights of the depressed ethnicities of Afghanistan, he said. His vacuum could never be filled in Afghanistan, he added.
An Uzbeki requiem on the personality of Baba Mazari was presented by M. Yaqoob Khush Alhaan.
Prominent scholar Professor Nazir said Baba Mazari’s visions is alive after 14 years of his martyrdom. Baba Mazari struggles that “being Hazara should no more be crime” and voiced for the suppressed people against the subjugation of rulers, he added.
Secretary General of Hazara Democratic Party Abdul Khaliq Hazara said Baba Mazari sacrificed his life for the rights of deprived ethnicities of Afghanistan. He had demanded federal system of government where all ethnicities get equal representation, added Khaliq Hazara.
Secretary General of HDP criticized the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying the neighburing countries should form their foriegn policy on the realistic and permanent basis of Muslim brotherhood. The dictatorial regime of General Zia created and sent Taliban to Afghanistan and now the same brutal evils are slaughtering innocent citizens in the country, said Khaliq Hazara.
Provincial Minister Jan Ali Changezi paid tributes to martyred Baba Mazari. He said the development of Afghanistan and Pakistan lies on good relations between the two neighboring countries.
Representative of Counsel General AFghanistan in Quetta, Mr. Khurrami also paid tribute to martyred Baba Mazari. Later the messages of Vice President of Afghanistan Karim Khalili and opposition leader Muhaqiq was read by their representatives in Quetta.
Taj Muhammad Bahunar read the written message of General Abdul Rashid Dostum. He said, “I was closeest to Baba Mazari among other leaders during the civil war in Afghanistan. He was a real leader of deprived people who demanded federal system of Government in Afghanistan. He used to say, “Being Hazara and Uzbek should no more be crime. Baba Mazari’s martyrdom was a great loss for the oppressed people of Afghanistan. Today I strongly feel the vaccuum left by a sincere leader.”
At the conclusion of the occasion, Tanzeem Nasl e Nau Hazara Mughul thanked all the participants and guests.
NOTE: Special thanks to Mirza Azad for providing photos of the occasion.