File Photo: PM Imran Khan addressing the nation on Thursday about the prevailing political situation: Photo grabbed from tv screen

PM Khan takes notice of Gwadar right movement protest

Dawood Ahmed :

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the Gwadar rights movement’s protest on Sunday. The Premier took to social media network Twitter and promised to take action against illegal fishing by trawlers.

Mr. Khan’s statement has come as the protesters staged a mammoth rally the other day in the country’s port city. Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, a cleric from the Jamaat e Islami (JI) has been leading the men and women protesters.


“There would be strong action against illegal trawling”, PM Imran Khan said. He said he would speak to Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo in this regard. CM Balochistan has welcomed taking notice by the Premier. In a statement issued to the press after the premier’s notice, Mr. Bizenjo stated that the demands of the Gwadar protesters were part of the government’s policy from the very first day.

Balochistan government committee to address issues of Gwadar

The CM stated that the government has made repeated attempts to solve the issues relating to the port city irrespective of the ongoing protest. “Addressing the grievances of the masses is our priority”, Mr. Bizenjo added.

Protest by the people of Gwadar entered 28th day on Sunday. Thousands of women and men from Gwadar have been protesting in support of their demands. The Maulana has vowed to intensify the protest in support of the demands. Protesters from nearby towns have also joined Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman’s protest demonstration.

Security has also been beefed up in Gwadar by the Balochistan government to maintain the law and order situation on the eve of the sit-in. Policemen have been deployed near the protest to avert any untoward incident during the protest. Social media footage showed baton-wielding policemen deployed near the ongoing sit-in in the port city.

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