Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has directed a complete ban on illegal fishing trawlers as the Directorate of Fisheries Balochistan has been permanently shifted to Gwadar from Quetta. According to an official source, the Directorate of Fisheries has also been immediately shifted from Quetta to Gwadar to resolve the problems being faced by the local fishermen who are protesting for the past three weeks along with other local residents of Gwadar and Lasbela districts. The token system for fishermen was also abolished, whereby the fishermen could enter into sea without any permission, he added.
“All unnecessary check posts in Gwadar have been eliminated. All alcohol shops in Gwadar have been closed in compliance with the government orders,” the official source said
According to the source Gaddani was handed over to the district administration and all interventions from outside have been stopped, where the Gaddani Point was fully opened for food and oil transportation.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2021.