Tag Archives: Fisherfolk

Set the fisherfolk free!

Pakistan and Indian civil society and peace activists expressed their deep concern on Monday over the continuous arrests of fisherfolk of the two countries by the authorities on both sides and confiscation

Karachi becomes new fisherfolk capital

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) – an alliance of 36 organisations working in 32 countries for the rights of fisherfolk – has decided to shift its international secretariat from the

Fisherfolk of the world… Unite! – 4th General Assembly of WFFP starts in city from 27th

KARACHI – Around 60 delegates from 17 countries will participate in the 4th General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) to be organised in Karachi from April 27 to 30. The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) will host the event that is being held in Pakistan for the first time. PFF’s Sami Memon said that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has agreed presiding over the inaugural ceremony on April 27.
“We have planned various colourful activities on the occasion

From the floor of the sindh assembly – Fisherfolk and nomads in… illegal immigrants out of census

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution demanding the enumeration of people living on water bodies and far-flung areas of the province and the exclusion of illegal immigrants during the census to be started on April 5.
The resolution was jointly moved by PML-F member Nusrat Saher Abbasi and some PPP and MQM members. “This assembly resolves and recommends to the Sindh government to approach the federal government for issuing directives to the

Protesting fisherfolk say they won’t hush up

KARACHI – A large number of fisherfolk hailing from different coastal villages staged a protest in Thatta city to condemn the illegal abduction of a community activist. The protesters, carrying banners and placards, shouted slogans demanding the safe release of Taj Mohammed Thahimor, who was arrested on January 22 while returning home. The protest rally, organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), was led by Gulab Shah, Amir Bux Jatt, PFF regional manager Jameel Junejo, Noor

SHC directs govt to bring back fisherfolk jailed in Yemen

KARACHI – Concerned over the half-hearted efforts of government for bringing back stranded Pakistani fisherfolk in Yemen, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the government to take necessary action in this regard.
Human Rights activist Nisar A Mujahid in his petition had prayed the court to issue directions to the federal government to take necessary steps for the release of Pakistani fisherfolk imprisoned in Yemen. Citing the Interior secretary and the foreign affairs

Fisherfolk continue protest for a second day

KARACHI – The residents of coastal areas continued their protest for the second consecutive day on Wednesday against massive deforestation of mangroves. Hundreds of fisherfolk, including women, carrying banners and placards, reached the ICI Flyover to take part in the protest march against mangrove deforestation.
Enraged youth activists chanted slogans for giving protection to their abodes, life and livelihoods. The protesters led by Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) chairperson