Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Appointment of SAC chief aimed to suppress people’s voice: GBUM

Skardu: 27 January 2008

“The rulers of Pakistan are hell-bent on strengthening the roots of colonial system of governance in Gilgit Baltistan but the voice for self-rule rising against the unjust and cruel means of the rulers is indicative of a big nationalist revolution in the region.”

These views were expressed by Chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement while reacting to the appointment of an ex-Supreme Court of Pakistan judge as the chief of the Supreme Appellate Court (SAC) of Gilgit Baltistan.

Manzoor Hussain Parwana said the appointment of a non-local, retired and above all a PCO judge as chief of the SAC was a joke with the people of Gilgit Baltistan.
Such steps illustrates the intention of colonial masters to safeguard the imposing system in the region and suppress the rising voice of the masses for their basic legitimate rights and prolong the de-facto control.

The appointment of the outsider and a retired judge on the post ignoring the adequate and indigenous judge had also exposed the hollow claims of government to give the local people a democratic setup. He added

He announced to launch a movement for attaining the basic rights of the local people and call the masses to join hand with nationalist movement to resist against the illegal appointment of the non-local judge in the region.

Issued By
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement
Skardu Baltistan

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