GWADAR: Thousands of people from different regions of Gwadar and Turbat staged a protest on Thursday against the non-availability of basic amenities and the lack of clean water, health care, educational facilities and the increased unemployment in Gwadar and other areas of Makran Division.
The general secretary of the Balochistan branch of Jamaat-i-Islami, Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman Baloch, led the protest procession in Gwadar. It then turned into a big public meeting at Shuhada Jewani Chowk.
Speaking on the occasion, Maulana Baloch sharply criticized the government and the authorities concerned and said that over the past 70 years successive governments have failed to address the basic problems of the people of Makran and Gwadar. .
“We demand the basic rights of the inhabitants of Gwadar and Turbat who have been usurped by the rulers and people have even been deprived of drinking water, health and education facilities and since the government authorized the large trawlers Fishing on the Makran coast, the fishermen were also unable to earn a living.
The head of the JI said that it was the state’s responsibility to solve the problems of the masses, but that it had not fulfilled its responsibilities in the past 70 years.
“I am announcing a jihad against the atrocities and injustices committed against the inhabitants of Gwadar and Makran”, declared the head of Jamaat.
He said that despite the construction of the port of Gwadar, people in the area were still unemployed and the government had done nothing to provide them with jobs.
He said thousands of people came here from remote areas of Gwadar and Kech districts and took to the streets to force the government to guarantee their basic rights to jobs, clean water and water. education.
Posted in Dawn, October 1, 2021