Abdul Karim Baloch
Abdul Karim Baloch ( Sindhi عبدالڪريم بلوچ ) was a producer of Pakistan Television. He also performed in radio dramas. He got immense popularity when he performed the character of Ghanwer Khan in famous radio programme Fateh Khan Ji Katchri.
Early life and education
He was born in 1938 in Karachi’s Baghdadi area. Afterwards his family moved to Yusuf Baloch village in Kotri and settled there. He studied in Sher Dil High School, Kotri while completed post graduation in Sindhi literature from the University of Sindh.
He started his career from Radio Pakistan Hyderabad in 1955 and joined PTV in 1966 as first Sindhi producer. He remained associated with PTV as the general manager for a long time. He also remained associated with the Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta centres. Abdul Karim Baloch retired from his servive in 1999. He introduced great artistes like Noor Muhammad Lashari, Shafi Muhammad Shah, Anwar Solangi and Gulab Chandio, besides producing Neelam Ghar and Kasauti.
He was elected in local bodies’ polls in 2001 from Nago Lane Union Council of Kotri but soon dissociated himself from it as it was not compatible with his nature.
In 2007 President Gen Pervez Musharraf conferred best performance award on him.
He died on 6th August 2008.