GWADAR: Leader of the ‘Gwadar rights movement’ Maulana Hidayat-Ur-Rehman has alleged that the provincial government is not serious in resolving the issues agreed in the accord signed for ending 32-day sit-in in Gwadar.

Speaking at a gathering in Turbat on Thursday, he said that the people were facing serious problems across the province due to the ignorance of the authorities.

He said it was agreed in the accord that the provincial government would take immediate steps for stopping illegal fishing near Makran coast and people involved in border trade with Iran would be provided facilities.

He said illegal fishing had continued and so far the system was not changed for the border trade. “The people of Gwadar and other areas are still being humiliated at the check-posts by the forces,” the Maulana claimed.

He said that the government had not started paying salaries to the employees of Turbat municipalty and it was unfortunate that it did not even have the money to pay their salaries.

He warned of dire consequences if the agreement was not implemented.

He also demanded action against the elements involved in the drug business.

Opposing enforced disappearance, he demanded immediate recovery of the missing youths.

Later, Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman had a meeting with Commissioner of Makran Shabbir Ahmed Mengal and demanded removal of unnecessary check-posts and payment of salaries to the employees.

Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2022



Yemen atrocity
Updated 23 Jan, 2022

Yemen atrocity

The sooner this war is ended, the better, to halt the suffering of Yemen's people and ensure security of all regional states.
23 Jan, 2022

Regressive taxation

THE FBR appears to have kicked up a new and unnecessary controversy by serving notices on currency dealers to ...
23 Jan, 2022

Medico-legal flaws

ON Friday, a 13-page verdict authored by Justice Ali Zia Bajwa of the Lahore High Court revealed a shocking fact...
Updating the economy
22 Jan, 2022

Updating the economy

GDP rebasing doesn’t make countries or people richer; it is just about updated data for policymakers to make informed decisions.
22 Jan, 2022

Covid curbs

CONSIDERING the steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the country over the past few days, the government decided on...
22 Jan, 2022

Cricket hope

SIX Pakistan players named across three teams of the year announced by the ICC is a testament to an uplifting 2021...