Monday, April 27, 2009

Gilgit Baltistan: State terrorism at high point

Gilgit Baltistan: State terrorism at high point

GILGIT 28th April 2009

Addressing a public gathering in Gilgit, Chairman Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) Manzoor Hussain Parwana has expressed that maintenance of peace in Gilgit-Baltistan will remain a pipedream in the presence of colonial masters ,outsider bureaucracy and unbridled secret agencies in the region.

The gathering was called by Gilgit Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDA) to observe 28th April as "black day" at the occasion of the "Karachi Pact". {Pakistan occupied and took the administrative control of Gilgit Baltstan in the light of this fake Pack ).

Manzoor Parwana said the killing of Deputy Speaker NALA Asad Zaidi was the worst kind of state terrorism in the region and the involvement of the administration in the heinous crime cannot be ruled out. He said after destroying the peace of Gilgit, the rulers and the local administration were now out to sabotage the peace and tranquility of Baltistan and the killing of a prominent local political figure was the sign of this conspiracy.
Pawana said the killing of Asad Zaidi was aimed to sow the seeds of hatred, sectarianism and regionalism among the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. He said if the people of Baltistan did not realize the gravity of the situation, soon their area would be worse off. He said the killing of Asad Zaidi in the Gilgit city area soon after a popular hotel of Skardu received threatening letter showed a big conspiracy against the region. He said this can be the handiwork of those forces who have been continuing their control on the two million people of Gilgit-Baltistan and denying them their basic rights for the last over six decades.
The elements who masterminded the 1988 attacks on the region can now push the Taliban and Al Qaeda into the region to start a killing spree in the region, Mr Parwana feared. He said the ubiquitous presence of the army, Rangers and other law enforcers in Gilgit has turned the area into a garrison city and in such a situation the killing of a political figure showed the total failure of the security agencies. Like the assassination probe of PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, this incident should also be investigated by the world body, he maintained.

Mr. Parwana called upon the world community including the UN, European Union, UNPO, China and others to pressure Pakistani government to withdraw its army, paramilitary forces and the civil bureaucracy from Gilgit-Baltistan and ensure the self-governance right to the people of the region in accordance with the UN resolutions.
The alarming situation of Gilgit Baltistan is not only threat to the entire region or Pakistan, the speedy spreading barbarity of terrorists in the patronage of occupant administration may affect the neighboring countries such as China, India and Central Asian States. He added.

Issued By
Manzoor Hussain Parwana
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement
Skardu Baltistan

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