Written agreement with government, announcement to end Gwadar protest the capital debates

After successful talks with the provincial government in the coastal city of Gwadar in Balochistan, the 'Right to Gwadar Movement' announced to end the month-long sit-in and protest. Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, head of the movement, said that our protest was successful. The government delegation led by Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo held talks with the movement's leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman in which they agreed on measures to address most of the demands including check posts, eradication of illegal fishing and revival of border trade at local level. went.

Written agreement with government, announcement to end Gwadar protest  2022 latest news
Written agreement with government, announcement to end Gwadar protest  2022 latest news

Chief Minister Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo, Provincial Ministers Zahoor Ahmad Baledi and Syed Ehsan Shah went on strike and announced to accept the demands of Haq Do Tehreek in Gwadar, after which Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman announced to end the sit-in. Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman told Urdu News over telephone that the government has accepted most of our demands and progress has been made on many of them. Therefore, we have decided to end the sit-in on Port Road, Gwadar from November 15.

"Our biggest problem is the illegal fishing in the coastal areas. A whole mafia is illegally fishing on a large scale through trawlers, leaving the local fishermen unemployed," he said. To address this demand, the government has promised to enact legislation to ban fishing by trawling within 30 nautical miles from the coast of Balochistan. I will be editing. Previously, the ban was limited to 12 nautical miles. He said the government would form joint patrol teams, including fishermen's representatives, to curb poaching. According to Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, more than 200 check posts in hospitals, schools and other buildings in and around Gwadar have been abolished. Will go He said the government had asked for a month to resume trade in essential commodities with Iran.

The leader of Haq Do Tehreek told Gwadar that through our protests we have ended the fear and political stalemate in the whole of Balochistan especially in Makran. People were afraid to go out and raise their voice for their rights. Reached not only Balochistan but the whole country and the world. We made everyone believe that the people of Balochistan are demanding their rights in a peaceful, democratic and constitutional manner.

It may be recalled that Gwadar is going to hold a sit-in in favor of more than 10 demands on Port Road of Gwadar from November 15 under the auspices of Haq Do Tehreek. The protest garnered national and international media attention on November 29 when thousands of women took to the streets in Gwadar to express solidarity with the protesters. This was followed by the largest protest rally in the city's history on December 10. The protest movement called for free movement of local people and allowing fishermen to hunt freely in the sea, abolition of token system for illegal fishing and border trade, recovery of missing persons, closure of bars in Gwadar. Were included.

Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman said that we will review the implementation of our demands after one month and if the government does not implement the agreement then we will hold another sit-in. It may be recalled that Prime Minister Imran Khan had taken notice of the protest in Gwadar yesterday. Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Zubeida Jalal and Chairman C-Pack Authority Khalid Mansoor also visited Gwadar and reviewed the progress on ongoing and under-construction projects in the coastal city.

Federal Minister for Development and Planning Asad Umar while talking to media persons in Gwadar said that we have come to Gwadar on the special directive of the Prime Minister. Reviewed He said that huge amount of money was allocated for development projects of Balochistan in the first federal budget but it was not spent. We have spent Rs. 24 billion and Rs. 59 billion on development projects in Balochistan during the last two years. We have given Balochistan the largest package in history and within 15 months we have not only approved 139 out of 161 projects but also started work on them. In just 15 months, these plans are about to become a reality.

Asad Umar said that Balochistan government was successfully negotiating with the sit-in participants and insha-Allah it would end today or tomorrow. We have made promises to them, some of which have already been fulfilled before their resurrection, and others will be fulfilled soon. He said that these promises were not being made to lift the people from the sit-in but Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision and clear instructions that the development process in Gwadar should first of all improve the living standards of the local people.

The Federal Minister said that the supply of 100 MW power from the national grid will start by the summer of 2023. In addition, solar panels will be installed by China for 3,200 homes by March. He said that the governments of Sindh and Balochistan should work out a strategy to curb illegal trawling in the sea. Are

He said that security check posts have been significantly reduced but security requirements should be met as they are for the betterment of local people. Asad Omar said that due to the expressway, the way for fishermen to go to sea was blocked. The federal government has allocated Rs 1.5 billion for three big towers to make way for fishing boats. An underpass has also been opened for fishermen.

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