Thousands protest in Gwadar over drinking water shortage and illegal trawling – Pakistan
Thousands of people demonstrated in Gwadar on Thursday against the unavailability of basic necessities, the shortage of drinking water, power outages and illegal trawling.
Jamaat-e-Islami Balochistan branch secretary general Maulana Hidayatur Rehman Baloch led the procession in Gwadar which turned into a large public meeting in Shuhada Jewani Chowk, according to a report by Dawn.
Addressing the protesters, the JI leader warned government officials to end illegal trawling in the port city of Balochistan within a month.
JI leader Maulana Hidayatur Rehman Baloch addresses protesters in Gwadar.
Many social media users shared videos of the protest on Twitter.
One of the users said it was one of the biggest protests in Gwadar in recent days.
Another user tweeted: “You have never seen this Gwadar.”
Speaking to Gwadar about development projects, one user said that megaprojects cannot be successful without securing the basic needs of people.
It is relevant to mention here that major development projects within the framework of the China-Pakistan economic corridor were underway in Gwadar and the residents were assured that these projects would bring progress and prosperity to the less developed province of the country.
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