Petition calls for disqualification of Balochistan CM for distributing money to protesters in Gwadar
A petition was filed on Sunday in the Balochistan High Court to demand the disqualification of Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo after a video went viral on social media showing him distributing money to sit participants. in de Gwadar, which lasted 31 days. The petition was filed by lawyer Amanullah Kanrani who asked the court to disqualify the chief minister for distributing money to protesters, Dawn reported.
“The chief minister does not comply with Articles 62 and 63 after paying money to protesters,” the petition says. For several weeks, thousands of people have been demonstrating to demand fundamental rights in support of the “Gwadar ko haq do” movement in the port city.
Among other things, thousands of residents demanded access to drinking water and the end of the “trawler mafia”. The demands also included the removal of additional checkpoints in Pushkan, Sarbandan and Gwadar City, and the opening of the Pakistan-Iran border. Meanwhile, a government spokesperson in Balochistan condemned what he called propaganda against CM Bizenjo, Dawn reported.
The Balochistan government spokesperson claimed that CM Bizenjo distributed money to poor women and children outside the area where the sit-in took place. He said that providing financial assistance to poor women is a tribal tradition in Balochistan and that there is nothing wrong with it. Criticizing the chief minister for doing something that is a tradition in the province is unwarranted, he added. (ANI)
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