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Gwadar Protest: Protests erupt in Pakistan Gwadar amid growing backlash against CPEC

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Gwadar Protest: Protests erupt in Pakistan Gwadar amid growing backlash against CPEC

Highlights

  • Massive protest against CPEC in Gwadar
  • People are furious about check posts, hunting for illegal fish, electricity and water
  • Opposing China’s ambitious project, the government said – we will find a solution

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Massive protests are taking place in Gwadar city of Pakistan regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The local people here are troubled by the security checkpoints made at various places. Apart from this, there is a severe shortage of water and electricity in the whole of Gwadar. Due to this the anger of the people has reached the seventh heaven. People are agitated because of the threat to livelihood from poaching of fish and the troubles created by CPEC.

Demonstration continues in Gwadar for a week
Activists of some political parties, civil rights activists and people concerned with these subjects have been gathering for the past one week at Y Chowk on Port Road in Gwadar. Gwadar is a coastal city in the restive southwestern Balochistan province of Pakistan. These people have also given an ultimatum to the government to accept their demands immediately.

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The people of Gwadar are making this demand
The protesters demanded the removal of unnecessary security checkpoints, providing drinking water and electricity, removal of large mechanical fishing boats off the Makran coast and the opening of the Iran border from Panjgur to Gwadar, Jang newspaper reported on Sunday. Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, head of the Give Rights to Gwadar rally, said the protest would continue till the demands were met. He said that the government was not sincere in resolving the problems of the people of this area.

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People are angry with the presence of China
According to the Express Tribune, he said that it was disrespectful to Mati Ke Lal to stop him at the checkpoints and ask him about his whereabouts. The protest is part of a protest against the growing presence of China in Gwadar. The Gwadar port is a key part of the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC). India has already expressed its objection to the project with China as it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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Administration said – with us
Dawn newspaper reported on Friday that the administration’s priority is to fully protect the port and its associated interests. While the welfare of the local people is not important, the port has not become a harbinger of economic appreciation but has turned out to be the opposite.

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Protest against CPEC in Gwadar

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