A large number of farmers and tribesmen held protest demonstration against the government for allotting land to Qatari prince for hunting houbara bustards in Kacchi district of Balochistan on Saturday.
The incensed protestors led by district chairman and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sardar Khan Rind blocked the road linking Gandawah with Shoran due to which the traffic remained suspended for several hours.
They chanted slogans against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for allotting the entire Sani Shoran Tehsil to Qatari princes. Addressing the protestors, Sardar Khan Rind said that “we will not bow down before usurpers.”
The farmers and tribesmen said it is cropping season in Sani Tehsil and alleged that it was a conspiracy, adding that the entire tehsil was allotted to Qatarai princes to deprive people from their daily earning.
Rind alleged that he was being punished for being a PTI leader which was matter of concern and against democratic norms. The PTI leader accused the federal government of using security forces in the area to allow the Qatari princes to hunt the houbara bustards.
Rind has also written a letter to the ambassador to Qatar to alert him of the situation. The protestors said that a convoy of Arab royal family members had arrived in the area to hunt the endangered bird which was against the interests of locals and the national interests also.