Gwadar protests ‘watershed event’ in struggle for basic rights: Shehbaz

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Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said the ongoing protests in Gwadar are a “watershed event” in the struggle for basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the country.

The PML-N president, tweeting from his official handle, said the protests represented “a new chapter in our country”. “Owned and led by the people it is a watershed event in the struggle for the basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan.”

He urged the incumbent government to listen to “the people’s voice” and “address their problems immediately”.

An ongoing protest at Gwadar represents a new chapter in our country. Owned & led by people, it is a watershed event in the struggle for the basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan. I ask the Govt to listen to people’s voice & address their problems immediately!

Thousands of protestors are staging a sit-in against unnecessary check posts and fishing trawlers in the Gwadar district of Balochistan and are demanding civic amenities and employ-ment opportunities for the local people.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday an-nounced that the government would take “strong action” against illegal fishing by trawlers off the Gwadar coast.

 

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