Friday, March 21, 2008

Political Parties of Gilgit Baltistan

Name of Nation or Country
Gilgit Baltistan (Balawaristan)

Nationalist Organizations and leadership

1- Balawaristan National Front (BNF)
a) Chairman -Abdul Hamid Khan
b) Chief Organizer -Muhammad Rafique
c) D.Chief Organizer -Syed Hyder Shah Rizvi
d) Spokesman -Safdar Ali

2. Gilgit Baltistan United Movement (GBUM)
a) Chairman- Manzoor Hussain Parwana
b) Secretary General -Ghulam Shehzad Agha
c) Vice President -Colonel Nadir Hassan

3- Karakoram National Movement (KNM)
a) Chairman – Muhammad Iqbal Advocate
b) Vice Chairman –Amjad Ali Changezi
c) Spokesman –Mumtaz Nagri Advocate

4- Boloristan Labor Party (BLP)
a) Chairman – Advocate Ehsan Ali
b) President –Baba Jan Hunzai

5- Gilgit Baltistan Ladakh Democratic Movement (GBLDM)
a) President –Sher Ali Ladakhi
b) Vice President –Habib Balti
c) General Secretary – S. Ali Abu Turab

6- Bolor Research Forum (BRF)
a) Chairman – Engineer Amanullah Khan
b) Vice Chairman – Advocate Sultan Madad

Gilgit Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDA)
GBDA is an umbrella organization representing
above six nationalists political parties.

a) Chairman. Ghulam Shehzad Agha
b) Senior Vice Chairman- Advocate Ehsan Ali
c) Voice Chairman-Dr. Amjad Chengazi
d) General Secretary- Burhanullah
e) Joint Secretary- Baba Jan Hunzai
f) Press Secretary -Engineer Akbar Khan

(Kargil News Network: updated 1st March 2008)

Gilgit Baltistan Leaders seeking supports of the Pakistan’s COAS

Gilgit Baltistan Leaders seeking supports of the Pakistan’s COAS

Gilgit Baltistan United Movement Chairman Manzoor Hussain Parwana, seeking support of the Pakistan's COAS and civil society to end the colonial control of Pakistan from Gilgit Baltistan.

Addressing party members gathering in Skardu, he asked Chief of Army Staff General Pervaiz Kayani to play active role for the elimination of the agency's role from Gilgit Baltistan and call back the Forces and intelligence agencies to reduce military’s influence from the civilian matter.

Mr. Parwana said that Gilgit Baltistan nation is not only denied their basic identity but are also denied the right to vote in elections. Thus they do not have an Assembly or representative/s in the Pakistan Assembly, nor can they vote for any member of the Pakistan Assembly, yet they hold Pakistani national identity card. This confused state of affairs is superadded by absolute authority of controlling all decisions about that land by Pakistan Army personals.
The consideration number of people celebrated the winning of PPP and PML (N) in Gilgit Baltistan is a shameful act, it is a dance of slaves over change of master. He criticized
The bogus empowerment package of President Musharraf is not only rejected by the people it is also rejected by the international community such as member of European Parliament Emma Nicholson and termed it a cosmetic. "We want a constitution assembly not a colonial-era like Legislative Assembly under the control of Pakistani minister" he said.
Mr. Parwana also demanded Mr. Kayani to establish a commission on Kargil Operation 1999 to identify the hidden hands behind the Operation in which a very large number of youth from Gilgit Baltistan were made to die like goats and sheep.

Issued by

Manzoor Hussain Parwana
Chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement
Skardu Baltistan