On Tuesday, Pakistani lawmakers in the Senate discussed the ongoing protests in Gwadar, Balochistan, and condemned the human rights abuses taking place in the area.
Senator Sana Jamali of the Pakistan People’s Party said that “the people of Gwadar have been protesting against the lack of development in the area, as well as against the Pakistani security forces. We must ensure that the people’s rights are protected and that their voices are heard.”
Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz stated that “the government must take immediate action to address the grievances of the people of Gwadar and ensure that their voices are heard. We must ensure that the security forces do not use excessive force against protesters and that the rights of the people are respected.”
Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam also highlighted the need for the government to take action and address the issues of the people of Gwadar. He said that “the government must ensure that development takes place in Gwadar, and that the people of the area are given a fair chance to benefit from it.”
The Senate further urged the government to take action to address the grievances of the people of Gwadar, and to ensure that their rights are respected.