Baloch leaders threatening to close China’s Gwadar port in Pakistan
- This port is an important part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
- port closure warning to register protest against government
- This is a major project of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
Now problems have started coming for China in Pakistan. The leaders of Pakistan are now threatening to close down the properties of China in the country. There was a time when Pak leaders used to say yes to China’s every yes, but now they are protesting. A prominent local leader in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has threatened to shut down the strategically important Gwadar port from July 21 if its demands are not met despite the state government’s consent.
Gwadar port is important for China
Let us tell you that this port is a strong part of China’s access to the Arabian Sea. Along with this, this port is also an important part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. According to a report, Maulana Hidayatur Rehman Baloch, who led the Gwadar rights movement, said in a press conference that the port would be closed to register a protest against the government if the promise was not fulfilled.
Dawn newspaper reported that the main demands of the Gwadar rights movement were to free the Balochistan coastline from the ‘trawler’ mafia, open border points in Gwadar, end drug smuggling and eliminate unnecessary checkposts. thing to do is included. The leader said Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bijenjo came to Gwadar and promised to fulfill the demands including freeing the Balochistan coast from the trawler mafia.
Baloch leaders have many demands
The report said he criticized the opposition parties in Balochistan, saying they did not raise their voice for the rights of the people of the province. Baloch criticized the government, saying that despite the deployment of various security agencies, hundreds of illegal trawlers were involved in illegal fishing in the waters of Balochistan, depriving the local fishermen of their livelihood. It also claimed that the law and order situation in Makran and Panjgur was deteriorating and to control it, the government would have to remove the Frontier Corps from the resource-rich province. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) connects the Gwadar port in Balochistan, Pakistan, with the Xinjiang province of China. This is a major project of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.