Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Manzoor Hussain Parwana and Syed Hyder Shah Rizvi is addressing to the students at Karachi University on 25 February 2009. This programme was organised by BNSO Karachi University Unit to welcome the new comers in the university.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Karachi, 22nd February, 2009
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement expressed her concerns over the growing change in the demography of Gilgit Baltistan and considered it a threat to the identity of the indigenous population.
Addressing at the occasion of oath taking ceremony of Skardu Educational Cooperation Organization (SECO) in Karachi on 22nd February 2009, Manzoor Hussain Parwana viewed that the local population of Gilgit Baltistan was being turned into minority with the passage of time which is an irony. A day will come when the locals will have no say in political process. People belonging to different provinces of Pakistan are appointed on key posts in the region that after their positions started to occupy and purchase land.
Parwana said “State Subject Rule(SSR) was still in function is Azad & Jammu Kashmir which is like Gilgit Baltistan are attached with Kashmir dispute but unfortunately SSR was abolished in Gilgit Baltistan to bring demographical change in the entire region. The out siders are occupying our land and we are forced to leave the region.”
The implementation of State Subject Rule in Gilgit Baltistan has been one of the demands of nationalists so for no progress has been made in this regards. The main markets and valuable piece of lands in Gilgit Baltistan are now owned by the businessmen, army men and politician of Pakistan although more than 0.05 million people have been left the region due to poverty and joblessness. He added
Parwana slammed the government that Northern Areas Legislative Assembly had approved a resolution to restore the historical name of the region “Gilgit Baltistan” in November 2008 but the government of Pakistan is neglecting to implement the resolution. It is a conspiracy to diminish the historical and political identity of the region.
Mr. Parwana demanded of the government to reinforce State Subject Rule and implement the renaming resolution of NALA, the historical name of “Gilgit Baltistan” without further delay and excuse.
Manzoor Hussain Parwana
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Skardu Baltistan:3rd January 2009
“The masses of Gilgit Baltistan are living a miserable life due to sever cold and record snowfall but the government has done nothing to help them resolve their miseries.”
These views were expressed by Manzoor Hussain Parwana chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement while talking to the journalists here at Skardu.
He said that the masses of the region were dying of severe cold as there was no fuel available in the region except timber which too was not available in a sufficient amount.
The condition of the basic health units established in various rural areas of the region was abysmal as they lacked medicine and other health care facilities.
Heavy snowfall had disrupted the transport system so the people living in the far-flung rural areas did not even have to option to access to secondary health care facilities established in the district headquarters. Food and other basic utilities too were going to unavailable.
He demanded of the government to announce a relief package for the masses of Gilgit Baltistan. If Pakistan is not capable to running the affairs of the region, why it is clinging on to the region? He asked.
Parwana slammed the bureaucracy and said the non-local officers were the root cause of these miseries of the masses. Non- locals are given the reins of the region who have not even visited the region before being bestowed with key posts. How will they serve the region as they don’t have the slightest idea of the problems of the masses?
Manzoor Hussain Parwana
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Recent appointment to SAC angers local population.
Below is an article published by UNPO
In reaction to the recent appointment of former Supreme Court of Pakistan judge to the Supreme Appellate Court, or SAC, or Gilit Baltistan, the Chairman of the Gilgit Baltistan United Movement stated:
“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.”
The leaders of the Gilgit Baltistan community have deemed this appointment “illegal” and “an extension of the de-facto rule” of Pakistani authorities over the region. The move has also been viewed as an insult to the Giligt Baltistan and a false front for democratic legitimacy.
They are calling for the local population to speak out against this move with the hopes of moving for an indigenous judge to fill the seat.