January 29, 2023
PAKISTAN

Police arrest rights activist Hidayatur Rehman during protest in Gwadar

Police arrest rights activist Hidayatur Rehman during protest in Gwadar

QUETTA: On Thursday, police detained Maulana Hidayatur Rehman, the leader of the Haq do Tehreek (HDT), in connection with several instances involving protests in the port city of Gwadar.

A courthouse in Balochistan was where Mr. Rehman and three other people, including Naseeb Nosherwani and Hassan Murad, were apprehended.

A lawsuit was filed against the HDT leaders, including Rehman, last month as a result of the death of a police officer during protests in Gwadar. According to a statement from the Balochistan police, policeman Yasir Saeed, who had been sent to protect the HDT, was killed after being shot by demonstrators of their sit-in.

The demonstrators wanted fewer checkpoints, better border trade, and a complete ban on deep-sea fish fishing in the water near Gwadar. During a protest near the Sarbandan neighbourhood of Gwadar, they had stopped the Coastal Highway.

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