Gwadar sit-in comes to an end after 32 days

Gwadar: The sit-in in Gwadar has officially come to an end as negotiations between Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan led delegation and the head of ‘Haq Do’ movement, Maulana Hidayat Ur Rehman succeeded.

According to details, an agreement was signed between CM Balochistan, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, and the leader of ‘Haq Do’ movement, Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman. Moreover, the government also removed his name from the Fourth Schedule. The Fourth Schedule is a list on which suspects of terrorism and sectarianism are placed under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997.

It may be recalled that the sit-in had been going on in Gwadar for the last several days after which Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had directed the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar and Zubaida Jalal Khan, Minister For Defence Production of Pakistan to visit Gwadar and resolve the situation.

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Besides, Balochistan Chief Minister also attended a sit-in of “Gwadar Ko Haq Do” movement where he held talks with the leaders of the protesters. Asad Umar tweeted, “Visited Gwadar today with Zubaida Jalal and Khalid Mansoor on the instructions of the Prime Minister. In a detailed meeting with the Chief Minister and his team, all the projects in Gwadar were reviewed and decisions were taken to expedite the work.”

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It may be recalled that the participants of ‘Haq Do’ movement had been protesting for more than a month in support of other demands including stopping illegal trawling at sea, removal of check posts in Makran and provision of clean drinking water for the residents.

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