South Asian Countries

Hundreds of children protest in Gwadar, Pakistan in support of basic rights

Balochistan [Pakistan]: In solidarity with protestors staging a sit-in against the unnecessary check posts and fishing trawlers in Gwadar district of Balochistan province, hundreds of children took to the streets on Sunday, local media reported.Carrying placards and banners inscribed with demands “Gwadar ko haq do” (Give rights to Gwadar), the children marched on various roads of the city and later joined the main sit-in, Dawn reported. Speaking on the occasion, Maulana Hidayat Ullah Baloch, who led the rally, criticised the elected representatives of Gwadar and Makran and asked them to join the sit-in or resign from the assembly as they had been elected to represent them, the Pakistani publication reported.He said the representatives who did not visit their constituency should be included in a list of missing persons.Maulana Baloch said that despite the deployment of various security agencies, hundreds of illegal trawlers were involved…

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