2-Day Live Conversations on

Balochistan's History, Culture & Heritage

[Main Image: A wise Baloch elder predicting times to come by looking at an animal shoulder bone. Image Courtesy: Shahabuddin Baloch]


Saturday & Sunday

6 & 7 June, 2020


9:00 am to 6:00 pm

on the Lok Virsa Facebook Page &

the Hast o Neest Facebook Page 




Lok Virsa لوک ورثہ - National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage

Two - Day Online Conversations - مکالمہ - on Balochistan’s History, Culture & Heritage

  • Opening avenues into Balochistan’s culture, appreciating & understanding its traditions, and the impact of modernity

  • Featuring esteemed Scholars, Artists & Conservationists of Balochistan, representing its Brahvi, Baloch, Pashtun & Hazara communities.


  • Dr. Barkat Shah Kakar

  • Dr. Sabir BadalKhan

  • Dr. Hafeez Jamali

  • Dr. Farzand Masih

  • Saifullah Nasar

  • Muhammad Panah Baloch

  • Arshid Baloch Ar.

  • Imran Shabbir Baloch

  • Bashir Ahmed

  • Naseeb Mazar

  • Esteemed Scholars, Artists & Conservationists of Balochistan, representing its Brahvi, Baloch, Pashtun & Hazara communities. 


Program  پیش نامہ

Saturday & Sunday, 6 - 7 June 2020

Image: A Urial Wild Sheep of Balochistan. All three sub-species of Urial in Pakistan are listed as Endangered in by the IUCN's Capirane Specialist Group. WebLink


  • Dr. Amjad Waheed

  • Dr. Abdul Rehman

  • Dr. Jawad Hamdani

  • Syed Muhammad Mehdi Ar.

  • Junaid Alam

  • Qazi Azmat Isa

  • Fiaz Ahmed Khan

  • Ali Habib

  • Taimoor Khan Mumtaz Ar.



  • Dr. Amjad Waheed

  • Syed Faizan Naqvi 'Lahore Ka Khojji'

  • Fiaz Ahmad Khan

  • Dr. Abdul Rehman

  • Shahabuddin Baloch

  • Mahina Reiki Ar.

  • Khadija Khosa

  • Syed Muhammad Mehdi Ar.

  • Esteemed Scholars & Conservationists in fields of South Asian History, Farsi & Pushto Language & Literature, Traditional Architecture, Heritage Conservation & Environment linked to Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts.

Image: Gwadik Tulips of Dasht, Balochistan.
(Image Courtesy: Shahabuddin Baloch)


(To Be Updated)

Brief Speaker Profiles


Muhammad Panah Baloch has published numerous research papers on Archeology, Traditional Knowledge & Baloch Society. He works as an Assistant Director at the Arid Zone Research Center, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Quetta. He also has a YouTube series on the History of Balochistan by the name of ‘Bunza’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peHrEshQEDU



Dr. Sabir Badalkhan teaches at the Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Naples "L'Orientale" in Naples, Italy.


Dr. Barkat Shah Kakar is the Associate Professor of Pashto Literature & Culture at the University of Balochistan, Quetta. Currently he is working on an ethnographic atlas of Zhob valley, Balochistan along with researching the construction of the Pashtun’s image in post/orientalist discourses.


Imran Shabir is a Lecturer in Archeology at the University of Balochistan, Quetta.  He did his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) focused in Asian Studies/Civilization from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/imran-shabir-baloch-907560127/?originalSubdomain=pk


Dr. Hafeez Jamali did his PhD in Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is currently linked with Habib University (Karachi) and the CPEC Center, Government of Balochistan. https://habibuniversity.academia.edu/HafeezJamali/CurriculumVitae


Dr Farzand Masih is Professor and Chair of History Department at FCCU. Dr Masih served in the Department of Archaeology and Museums Government of Pakistan on various positions.


Saif Ullah Nasar is a journalist and activist. He did his Master of Arts in Sociology & Social Anthropology from the Central European University. http://ceu.academia.edu/SaifullahNasar/CurriculumVitae 

Naseeb Mazar is a popular singer and folk artist of Balochistan.







Muhammad Arshad Baloch works as an architect in a private firm. He

completed his architecture degree from NED Karachi.







Bashir Ahmed is a date fruit merchant in Turbat, Balochistan.

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