Shafi Muhammad Burfat

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Shafi Muhammad Burfat
BornNovember 25, 1965
Statusnever apprehended
Other namesShafi Burfat
Known forseparatist leader
SpouseYasmeen Burfat
ChildrenRahul Latif
Shahmir Khan
Balaach Khan
RelativesAllah Dino Burfat (father)
Allah Dini Burfat (mother)

Shafi Muhammad Burfat also known as Shafi Burfat (Sindhi: شفيع محمد برفت); born November 25, 1965, is the founder and current chairman of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz; a separatist and liberal political party in Sindh, Pakistan who believes in the freedom of Sindhudesh from Pakistan.


Burfat is a fugitive escaping persecution since 1994. Media has reported that Shafi Muhammd Burfat had fled to Afghanistan where he established his control center in Kabul.[1][2] But some photographs and a column in The daily Jang newspaper has reported Shafi Burfat's presence in an event on Human Rights in UN headquarters at Geneva.[3]

On 1 April 2013 home ministry of Pakistan declared JSMM as a terrorist organization and imposed ban.[4] The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Sindh police and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has added Shafi Muhammad Burfat to its Red Book for his alleged separatists actions against Pakistan.[5]

Burfat has rejected the Pakistan government's portrayals of JSMM as a terrorist organisation and has instead said "it was not hidden that Pakistan government has been nurturing and sponsoring extremism and providing safe havens to terrorist groups".[6]

Precense of Shafi Burfat at Geneva

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  1. ^ M. Troy Burnett (2020). Nationalism Today: Extreme Political Movements around the World. ABC-CLIO. p. 886. ISBN 9781440850004.
  2. ^ Amir Mir (October 17, 2012). "Fugitive Sindhudesh chief operating from Kabul". The News Pakistan. Archived from the original on January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "جنیوا اور اس کی ٹوٹی کرسی". Daily Jang. 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Protestation against band on JSMM". Daily Awami Awaz. April 4, 2013. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Red Book of FIA Government of Pakistan" (PDF). FIA. 2008. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "JSMM rejects allegations of links with terror group". ANI News. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2022.