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by Jaume Ollé
This is a flag of the Baluch people (that live in Pakistan, Afganistan and Iran), researched by Juanjo Gonzalez. It is a flag that was used for a revolutionary movement some years ago, but he is not sure if it is currently used.
Jaume Ollé, 16 September 1996
This flag (white with upside down red star) is used by Baloutche Warna (Baluch Warriors Organization) leed by Sirdar Akbar Khan Bugt. The flag is shown in the poster of aspirant peoples. Two other flags are reported from no vexillological sources:
the same flag with a green stripe in the lower part (the green is attributed to joining with the Islamic liberation struggle).
the same flag as the first one but with a green star instead red. It may be a variant of the first one or a mistake, or perhaps is used by a split-off of the Baloutche Warna.
Jaume Ollé, 1 February 1999
by Thanh-Tâm Lê, 28 January 1999
At the site at http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Quad/3034/ there is a representation of a flag for Balochistan. As many of the links on that site seem spurious, there is some doubt as to the existence or authenticity of this flag.
Thanh-Tâm Lê, Chris Pinette, Phil Nelson, 28 January 1999
Sindh: red or dark saffron with a white circle in the center, in this circle a black hand with a black axe. This is really the flag of the Jumma Party of Sindu Desh, an autonomist or independentist political party of the Sindh region.
Jaume Ollé, 23 Nov 1996
Plain saffron flag
Source: Flags of Aspirant Peoples
Ivan Sache, 16 Sep 1999