Friday, September 20, 2013

Gilgit Baltistan leader opposed Pakistan’s deal to hand over Gilgit Baltistan to China.

Gilgit Baltistan leader opposed Pakistan’s deal to hand over Gilgit Baltistan to China.

Gilgit: 20th September, 2013

“Engineer Manzoor Parwana Chairman Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) demands that Nawaz regime must instantly unveil information about Chinese activities in Gilgit Baltistan, as well as the details of the projects and bi-lateral agreements which have enabled China to exploit natural resources of the region without the consent of the natives of disputed territory”.

He also demanded from Pakistan to disclose the details of Sino-Pak border agreement of 1963 by which Pakistan hand over 19,360 square kilometers of Gilgit Baltistan to China. He said, “Pakistan gifted to China large tracks of Aghil, Shimshal, Raskam and Shaksgam valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan.

The press conference was called to discuss the visit of the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to china and signed multiple projects agreement with his counterpart. The Pakistani government did not take Gilgit Baltistan on board to inter in an agreement with China which is caused to create political uncertainty and fear among the natives”. The immediate  and hurried visit of Pakistani Premier to China after the massacre of foreign tourists at Nanaga Parbat  remind us of the great game, which the Chinese ,Pakistanis ,USA and British Empires are playing  in the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains to gain global supremacy. Any new effort by Pakistan to hand over Gilgit Baltistan to China will be dealt with great opposition.”

He said, “It may be true that strategic location of Gilgit Baltistan is attracting attention of global powers, however, the interests and rights of the natives can not be sacrificed to accommodate such aspirations. Pakistan and China’s unwarranted activities in Gilgit-Baltistan are causing instability and may as well threaten the wellbeing of the natives in the long run. If the terrorist’s attacks on passenger’s buses and foreign tourists in the premises of KKH are a conspiracy against the friendship of China and Pakistan then it will be a constant threat to Gilgit Baltistan.”

Parwana requested the citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan to unify to achieve liberty, without becoming a pawn, which serve the interests of neighboring countries. 

Issued by
 Engineer Manzoor Hussain Parwana
Gilgit Baltistan United Movement
Skardu Baltistan

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gilgit-Baltistan: Call For Judicial Commission Against Corruption

Manzoor Parwana has stated that a judicial commission should be formed in Gilgit-Baltistan to proceed against those who violate merit and involve in corruption in government organisations.
Below is an article published by Dawn:
This was demanded by Engineer Manzoor Parwana, chairman of Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement, in a statement here on Wednesday [11 September 2013].
He said that if solid steps were not taken against corruption and violation of merit the government departments in GB would be destroyed. “What a pity that people are forced to give respect and protocol to corrupt persons who are defaming our society,” he said.
He said accountability of corrupt government officials was a must to save government organisations.
Mr Parwana said that it was ironical that those indulged in corruption and bribery were being encouraged.
He said that 3,000 teachers had been appointed on political basis in the region in violation of merit. —Correspondent

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gilgit Baltistan: No dam allowed in the disputed region

SKARDU: The construction of mega dams in the disputed region of Gilgit-Baltistan is not easy and this fact is becoming more and more evident from the fate of the Diamer dam.
This was stated by Manzoor Hussain Parwana, the chairman of the Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement, while talking to the media persons. He said that after international monetary organizations and banks refused to provide funds to Pakistan for the construction of the Diamer dam, there was talk of launching 
the Bunji dam. He said the people of Rondu would not even allow Pakistan to build a small lake in the area let alone a mega dam. He said with the construction of the Bunji dam the historic town of Shingus would be eliminated for ever besides the precious stones of the area would submerge in water. Even the local residents would be deprived of grazing grounds in the area. Besides, there would be other environmental disasters compelling the indigenous people to migrate to other areas.
The GBUM leader said that without allaying the reservations of the people to be affected by the mega dam project, the government of Pakistan should not even think of launching work on the project otherwise strong resistance would be launched to stop the project. He said it was also a ploy to pitch 
the people of the area against each other by launching the controversial dam project. He said his party would continue its efforts to safeguard the interest of the area people and would resist any move to construct the dam in the area without safeguarding the rights of the people