Gwadar Port Authority chairman escapes gun attack


The Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Shabbir Ahmed Baloch escaped an attack by security personnel deployed at the Gwadar Fish Harbour (GFH) gate on Wednesday.

A security guard deployed at the GFH gate opened fired at the chairman while he was entering the harbour.

According to the port authority official, Baloch was on his way to the Gwadar Fish Harbour in his official vehicle and while showing his identification card at the gate, a security guard opened fire at him that prompted his driver to speed away the car.

“The Chairman of Gwadar Port Authority remained unhurt in the firing,” a senior official of the Port Authority said, adding that Chairman Baloch has taken notice of the incident that created panic among the employees and other workers of the fish harbour. The Chairman immediately contacted the Pakistan Navy officials and informed them about the incident.

According to the port officials, an inquiry has been initiated into the firing incident and further investigation is underway. The incident site has been cordoned off for security forces to collect evidence.

GPA officials expressed concerns over the firing incident. They urged security officials to probe the incident and take immediate action against the security personnel involved in the firing.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2021.

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