Pakistan: Women and children join protest in solidarity with people's movement against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
"Women, children pour into Gwadar’s streets to demand rights", 30 November 2021
A large number of women along with their children took to the streets of the port city...in solidarity with the movement launched for the rights of the people of Gwadar and other areas of Makran.
They kept chanting slogans against the provincial government and in support of their demands, with most of them carrying placards and banners inscribed with “Gwadar ko haq do” (Give rights to Gwadar).
Secretary General of Jamaat-i-Islami’s (JI) Balochistan chapter Maulana Hidayatur Rehman Baloch, who has been leading the sit-in in Gwadar for the last two weeks, welcomed the women activists and stressed that such a big rally of women was proof that every person was now willing to join the movement for their rights.
He lamented that fishermen had been deprived of earning their livelihood, a ban was imposed on border trade and people were not getting health, education, water supply and other basic amenities.