The Jamhoori Wattan Party (جمہوری وطن پارٹی) is a political party in Balochistan, Pakistan.
On 16th August 1990 Shaheed Nawab Akbar Bugti Khan presented the Manifesto of the party.
The manifesto of the party is set accordingly for the betterment of the people of all provinces especially Baluchistan. In the elections of 1990 J.W.P emerged as the biggest political party of Baluchistan.
Despite opportunity to live a high and luxurious life, Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti chose to live the hard life in the mountains, sacrificing everything for the sake of the Nation. Regardless of his age, he bravely fought for the rights of Baloch land until his dying breath. He was the one, who stood up for Balochistan’s rights and made the entire Baloch Nation proud.
On July 12th 1927 Akbar Bugti was born in Barkhan, Balochistan at the home of Nawab Behram Khan Bugti. Since childhood, Akbar Bugti was destined to be a great and brave man. He eagerly perused education and was dedicated to his studies, In addition to his early education at Aitcheson College, Lahore. Akbar Khan Bugti also attended Oxford University in London England. After the death of his father in 1939, the thirteen year old Akbar Khan Bugti was appointed as chief of his tribe.
Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti went on to pay an important role in Balochistan politics. He began his political career when elected in a by-election to the National Assembly of Pakistan in 1958, serving as Interior Minister of State. In October of the same year President Iskandar Mirza declared martial law and dismissed the cabinet. In the early 1960’s Akbar Khan Bugti supported the National Awami Party candidate for the National Assembly from Quetta division and he was elected with great number of votes. The defeated Field Marshal Ayub Khan was offended by the young Khan’s public endorsement of his political opponents and ordered to jail Akbar. Akbar Khan Bugti remained imprisoned until his release in the mid 1960’s after a lengthy hunger strike.
In the early 1970’s the Federal Government appointed Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti as Governor of Balochistan.
In 1988 Akbar Khan Bugti joined the Balochistan National Alliance and was soon thereafter elected as Chief Minister. He soon resigned from the position after the provincial assembly was dissolved in 1990 by Gen. Muhammad Musa Khan. Several years later, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti formed a new political party, the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP). The JWP was wildly popular in Balochistan and Akbar Khan Bugti was elected to the new provincial assembly. Three years later Akbar was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan, representing JWP in the Parliament. In 1997 Akbar Khan Bugti was re-elected to the National Assembly.
Despite controversy and hardship, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti will always be remembered as a hero of the Baloch and is considered the greatest leader of the Baloch Nation. He is still alive in our hearts as a candle in a dark dungeon
We hope for the betterment of the Pakistan and the people of Pakistan especially Baluchistan. J.W.P will always play it’s role making Pakistan the proudest nation of the World.