Mariam Bugti

Mariam Bugti

The author is the daughter of Jamil Akbar Bugti and the granddaughter of Akbar Bugti. She was born in Denmark and raised in Karachi and Quetta. She works as a graphic designer, is a co-creator at MoonBug, and lives in Karachi.

Pervez Musharraf killed my grandfather

On March 17, 2005, bombs were dropped at my ancestral house in Dera Bugti on Pervez Musharraf’s orders. My grandfather, Nawab Akbar Bugti, and my father, Jamil Akbar Bugti, were in a tin roof bungalow within the perimeters of our living quarters. They felt the ground under their feet shake for four hours and then decided to flee. Whenever my father recounts the story, he ardently says, “We didn’t want to make it easy for them to kill us. We refused to be sitting ducks”. As they headed to the hills, a string of bombs followed their footsteps. They were tracking my grandfather’s movements throughout. ...

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