Gwadar sit-in leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman on Thursday announced to end the month-long protest following successful negotiations with the government.
Balochistan Planning and Development Minister Zahoor Buledi also confirmed the development in a tweet.
“The negotiation with Maulana Hidayat Ur Rehman in the presence of CM has been successful. Govt has accepted all demands of Maulana Sb and the dharna is to be called off, read the tweet.
Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo termed all the demands of Gwadar protestors as legit. He said it is the governments responsibility to provide locals with the basic necessities of life.
The list of demands made by the Gwadar protestors included shortage of drinking water, poor state of health and education facilities apart from the impact of large trawlers on the earning potential of fishermen.
- Supervision of border trade to be handed over to district administration.
- Illegal trawling will be completely banned in Gwadar.
- Committee to be formed for the elimination of unnecessary check posts in Makran division.
- Chief minister to announce a special package for Gwadar fishermen.
- Expressway victims will be re-surveyed and compensated.
- DC office to formulate an action plan for assisting fishermen affected by the typhoon.
- Cases against “Gwadar ko Haq do” activists will be dropped immediately.
- Disability quota will be implemented in federal and provincial departments.