Protests banned in Pakistan’s Balochistan, curfew imposed


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The protesters belonging to Haq Do Tehreek (HDT), an organization led by Maulana Hidayatur Rahman, have been protesting against illegal fishing by mechanized boats replacing local fishermen for almost two months.

The provincial government in Pakistan’s Balochistan has imposed a curfew and banned protests in the port city of Gwadar following the death of a policeman in violent clashes with protesters this week. This information was given in an official statement on Friday. The protesters belonging to Haq Do Tehreek (HDT), an organization led by Maulana Hidayatur Rahman, have been protesting against illegal fishing by mechanized boats replacing local fishermen for almost two months.

The local fishermen of the region have been dependent on the fishing trade for generations for their livelihood. The usually peaceful protests turned violent this week when police tried to disperse protesters, resulting in clashes that left a policeman dead on Tuesday. Constable Yasir was shot in the neck and died on the spot after violence broke out during the demonstration at Hashmi Chowk, police spokesman Aslam Khan said. Balochistan’s Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove said that the provincial government has already accepted all the demands of the HDT and there is no reason to protest.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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