Protesters block highway leading to Gwadar port.

GWADAR -- Tens of thousands of protesters, including women and children, blocked an expressway leading to Gwadar port on Sunday after what they said was the government's failure to meet a Nov 20 deadline to implement their demands.

The rally participants - fishermen, students and labourers led by Gwadar Haq Do Tehreek's leader Maulana Hidayatur Rehman - marched towards Gwadar port and raised slogans against the government.

Among the movement's demands are stopping illegal fishing by trawlers in Balochistan's maritime boundaries, recovery of missing persons, maximum concessions in border trade with Iran, end to narcotics and other Gwadar-related issues.

Sit-in by 'Haq Do Tehreek' enters 25th day

This new series of sit-ins and protests, which began on Oct 27, entered 25th day on Sunday and came after similar month-long rallies last year, some of the largest the port city of around a hundred thousand residents ever witnessed.

Speaking at the rally, Maulana Rehman and other...

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