SKARDU 24 March 2013
After announcement of the election schedules in the four provinces of
These views were expressed by Manzoor Hussain Parwana, the chairman of Giglit-Baltistan United Movement, in a statement here.
He said that the national identity question of Gilgit-Baltistan had become the burning issue in the word. Without determining the national status of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, the basic rights of the people of the region cannot be guaranteed, he added.
Those Pakistani or Pakistani-backed political parties who are promising to make Gilgit-Baltistan a model province are the liars and they have no mention of the region in their election manifestos. Mr Parwana said these political parties even cannot include Gilgit-Baltistan in their manifestos because the region is not part of
The GBUM leader also said that the Supreme Court and the election commission of
He also pointed out that Pakistani political parties were trying to divide the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in order to achieve their own vested interest. As a result, this region has become a battle ground for political, religious and sectarian rivalries, depriving the two million people of their right to live in a peaceful atmosphere, He said currently, Pakistani political parties like the PPP, PML-Q, JUI-F and the MQM are ruling the region. If tomorrow the PML-N and the PTI take over, there would be no difference as far as the life of the common people in the region was concerned.
The GBUM chief said that the solution of the region's issues lied in banning all political parties of