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Pakistan: Balochistan’s Gwadar sit-in enters third day

INTERNATIONAL DESK: Thousands of protestors on Thursday continued their protest and sit-in against the unnecessary check posts and fishing trawlers in Gwadar district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. They also brought out a large rally and chanted slogans.

A delegation sent by CM Balochistan returned empty-handed as the protesters refused to end their protest.

Three days ago a sit-in was started by locals led by Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, Provincial General Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Balochistan. Thousands are participating in the sit-in on Gwadar Port Main Highway. A delegation was sent to negotiate with the participants.

Talks between the government delegation and protestors failed who demand immediate removal of all unnecessary checkposts and stopping deep-sea trawlers from fishing in the area because it was causing huge losses to the local fishermen. They announced that the sit-in will continue till the government resolves these issues. (The Express Tribune)