KARACHI - The fishermen community as well as the civil society on Friday rejected the unilateral draft of 'National Fisheries Policy, saying that such policies will not be accepted without consultation with the genuine stakeholders. The representatives expressed their resentments while addressing a dialogue entitled Nation Fisheries Policy organised by an NGO Shirkat-Gah here on Friday. The speakers were included Pakistan Mahigeer Tehreek Chairperson Zubaida Birwani, from National Tread Unions Federation Nasir Mansoor, Zulfiqar Ali Potha from Sindh Democratic Forum and others while PPP MPAs Humera Alvani and Dr Sikandar Mondro were also present on the occasion. The speakers strongly criticized the unilateral draft of NFP and said that the centre had no right to constitute any fisheries policy while ignoring the genuine stack-holders. Several policies and legislations have been introduced in various affairs in the past but so far none of them have been implemented properly, they pointed out, adding that since the foundation of the country no policy pertaining to livestock and fisheries had been introduced. They maintained that the previous government had only initiated 'Deep Sea Fishing Policy for the first time in the country history but only foreign trawlers were the beneficiaries of such controversial policy, adding that the issuance of fishing licences to the foreign trawlers and subsequent illegal netting had resulted in diminishing fishing stock in sea. They suggested that it was right of the provincial government to draft fishing policy and consequently being a provincial subject, the federal Food and Agricultural Ministry had no right to make the policy. They also demanded cancellation of licences issued to foreigners and abolition of central contract in inland water. They also demanded the government to evolve people-friendly policies to help the masses, especially the working classes mitigate their sufferings.