Pakistan: Gwadar fishermen hold rally against grant of fishing rights to Chinese trawlers
"Gwadar fishermen hold rally against grant of fishing rights to Chinese trawlers", 16 June 2021
Hundreds of fishermen, political workers and members of civil society staged a protest rally against the federal government for granting Chinese trawlers fishing rights in Gwadar by issuing them licences.
The National Party and Baloch Student Organisation had called for the protest rally and sit-in in front of the Gwadar Press Club against the government’s move.
The participants of the rally marched on the roads of the coastal town and later staged the sit-in. [...]
Speakers said the fishermen of Gwadar had vacated their fishing spots for the construction of the Gwadar port hoping that their economic conditions would improve once the port was ready, but now the federal government had issued licences to Chinese trawlers which was badly affecting their livelihood. [...]
They demanded of the government to cancel fishing licences of Chinese trawlers to protect the livelihood of the local people.