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Manan Mandokhail, Syed Muhammad Qaseem:

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Thursday was dismayed over the arrests of political workers in the country’s port city of Gwadar. The court directed to issue notices to the Chief Secretary of Balochistan, Secretary of Home, Inspector General of Police, and deputy commissioners of Gwadar and Turbat.

The court passed this order on a constitutional petition filed by Rahib Buledi, a senior lawyer on behalf of the Gwadar Rights Movement (GRM). A division bench of the BHC comprising Mr. Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar and Mr. Justice Shaukat Rakhshani expressed displeasure over the recent arrests of political workers in Gwadar.

Advocate General of Balochistan, Asif Reki Advocate informed the court that the protesters had caused damages to public and private properties in Gwadar. He said police and the administration had not detained any innocent persons in Gwadar.

However, Rahib Buledi in his petition accused the administration of using force against what he claimed peaceful protesters. He said without any justification police raided the homes of activists and picked up them without any arrest warrants. The bench ordered to issue notices to all concerned authorities in this regard and adjourned the hearing for ten days.

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