Friday, August 22, 2008
Gilgit Baltistan leader demands Musharraf,s trial for killings
SKARDU 20 August 2008:
Chairman Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) Manzoor Husain Parwana has demanded that former president Pervez Musharraf should stand trial on the charge of killing innocent people not only in Pakistan but also in Gilgit-Baltistan.
In a statement here, he said Musharraf was responsible for launching the Kargil war in which hundreds of NLI personnel were killed. Not only this, Musharraf was also charged with killing innocent people in Gilgit-Baltistan at the behest of former dictator General Ziaul Haq in the year 1988.
He said Musharraf should be tried in the International Court of Justice so that no future dictator can commit such crimes in the country.
He said PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif had been demanding commission to probe the Kargil war and make Musharraf accountable for the killing. Now time has come Nawaz Sharif honoured his promises and form a commission to probe the Kargil war and bring the responsible to justice.
He stressed the need to form a transparent and independent commission to expose the fact behind the war and make the public know who planned and benefited from the war and who were responsible for the killing of NLI personnel after sending them to the war in civilian dresses disguised as mujahidden.
He said Kargil International magazine was banned for criticizing Musharraf. The charge-sheet prepared and published by the magazine against Musharraf has now turned out to be 100 per cent true and the local administration of Gilgit-Baltistan should apologize to the journalists and withdraw all cases against them, he added.
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement