Miscreants using women as shield in Gwadar: Minister

QUETTA: Minister for Home, Tribal Affairs and PDMA, Mir Ziaullah Langove, has said that miscreants were using women as a shield in Gwadar.

In his video message released on Thursday, Lagove said that the incumbent provincial government under the leadership of Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo had acceded to all the demands of Haq Do Tehreek, Gwadar, adding that enraged workers of HDT, Gwadar tried to damage government buildings. He said that the future of Gwadar was associated with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other development projects being executed in Gwadar.

He said that the notion of torture, laton charge and detention of women in Gwadar was false and fabricated, adding that enraged people had resorted to violence for their political career and to gain popularity. Urging women of Gwadar not to be trapped by the miscreants, he said that Balochistan was a tribal society where women were held in the highest esteem.

He said that government had been displaying patience for the last four days during the protest of HDT in Gwadar, adding that miscreants, equipped with weapon, were deteriorating the peaceful environment of Gwadar. He said that miscreants martyred one police constable in Gwadar, adding that government was taking all steps to safeguard its citizens.