Quetta: Aslam Bhootani, a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) representing Gwadar, has opposed the fencing of the city under the pretext of security.
He expressed his reservations over the project while talking to media personnel. He said that this project will create doubts in the minds of the locals.
Bhootani further said that He would take up the issue of fencing of the port city with the top political and military leadership of the country.
“It is a need of the hour to make Gwadar a business-friendly port city for purpose of investment and economic progress instead of converting it into a security zone,” He told Newsmen.
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Bhootani added that fencing would divide Gwadar into two parts, he said, adding that the hopes and dreams of locals regarding their prosperity through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be shattered. “The people of Gwadar will consider themselves alienated from the game-changing mega project,” former speaker of Balochistan Assembly claimed.
Moreover, the leadership of the National Party and Balochistan National Party – Mnegal met on the sidelines of the PDM rally in Lahore. Leaders of both parties agreed to adopt a joint political strategy to oppose the fencing of Gwadar.
Leadership of @NationalParty_ and @BNP_Office have agreed on a mutual strategy against Gwadar fencing. Political Parties in the PDM have agreed to stand with us. Fencing of our land is unacceptable to the people of Balochistan at any cost. #StopGwadarFencing pic.twitter.com/8j4AjcupFM
— Tahir Bizenjo (@TahirBizenjoNP) December 15, 2020