PASNI: Personnel of the Pakistan Navy in north Charbandan on Sunday set the nets of the local fishermen on fire.
Speaking to the media, a resident of Charbandan and local fisherman Nakhuda Ashraf told that the personnel of the Pakistan Navy were setting up a camp in the Rudsar area.
“We had taken it as a good omen thinking that the navy would be there to protect us from any dangers, but instead they have started setting our nets on fire,” he added.
Ashraf further told that he and other fishermen on March 4 had sailed to the sea for fishing when the navy personnel lighted up the nets. “My nets worth Rs450,000 were reduced to ashes,” he said and added that the navy personnel could have let him know in case the nets were a problem for them.
“I could’ve taken them away, but they just burnt them all,” said Ashraf while adding that he was a poor fisherman who earned a living through fishing.
“I have submitted an application to the Pasni assistant commissioner and informed him about the incident,” he said while demanding from the Pakistan Navy high-ups and officials of other state institutions to probe the matter and compensate for his loss.