They were multilingual, fluent in Arabic, Urdu, Baluch, and English, and moved easily through a globalizing world.
Around half the Baluch in the province are unemployed, a result, say rights groups, of longstanding marginalization by Tehran.
His latest target has been Hajji Hassan, a Baluch drug lord who fled Iran and settled in Turbat in 2000.
Nestled in the hills are small market towns like Buleda, dominated by Baluch who make a living smuggling diesel and drugs.
As a well-known advocate for Baluch rights in Iran, young Iranians reach out to him for advice.
It consists of an immense tract of land stretching from the mouth of the Indus to the Baluch boundary.
How far it really imposed on Baluch or Afghan it is difficult to say.
The Arab type of Baluch extends through the whole country at intervals, and includes all the finest and best of Baluch humanity.
The pass is still an interesting feature in Baluch geography.
It would be difficult to match the stately dignity and imposing presence of a Baluch chief of the Marri or Bugti clans.