Karachi: Sayad Hashmi reference library (SHRL) observed 3rd martyrdom anniversary of renowned Baloch poet and intellectual Professor Saba Dashtyari on June 1, 2014.
On June 1, 2011, Prof. Saba Dashtyari was killed by unknown armed men on Sariab Road, Quetta.
Saba Dashtyari was a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Balochistan in Quetta. He authored more than two dozen books and laid the foundation of a premier Balochi language academy in Karachi. Saba held a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Islamic Studies and taught theology.
To pay rich tributes to Saba Dashtyari, a large number of Baloch students, intellectuals, writers, scholars and poets participated in anniversary. In their speeches Ramzan Marri, Beg Muhammad Begal, Rahim Seal, Waja Ghulam Rasool, Banok Maryam Baloch and Banok Sharifa Baloch paid tributes to the Saba and appreciated his efforts in development of Balochi literature and Baloch nationalism.
“Saba’s departure is a great loss for Baloch nation.” Said Speakers
By Shoaib Durrazai
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 3, 2014