Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gilgit Baltistan to be target of new draconian law (Pakistan Protective Act 2014)

SKARDU: Whatever the apprehensions and fears, the Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 will be extended to Gilgit-Baltistan on a priority basis because this draconian law has been legislated to suppress the rights of the marginalized people such as the citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Sindh.
These views were expressed by Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) chairman Manzoor Hussain Parwana in a press statement.
He said though Gilgit-Baltistan was a disputed territory on the agenda of the UN and does not come under the constitution of Pakistan, all draconian law such as the treason act and the anti-terrorism act of 1997 were implemented in the region to suppress the people and keep them subdued and deprived of all basic rights. He said hundreds of people in Gilgit-Baltistan have been facing trial in the terrorism court under terror and treason charges and man are still languishing in jails. He said Gilgit-Baltistan is a colony of Pakistan and the colonial powers can implement any draconian law in the land without any fear or regard to the human rights issues or constitutional implications.
The GBUM chief was of the view that Pakistan never needed to take permission from parliament before bringing any black law to Gilgit-Baltistan.
He said it was strange that despite having no representation in the Senate and National Assembly of Pakistan, any law passed by the Pakistani parliament was forced on the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. He said that human rights situation in the region was already poor and Pakistan never bothered to improve the situation.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Protect Pakistan Act designed to suppress the deprived nation of Gilgit Baltistan

Protect Pakistan Act designed to suppress the deprived nation of Gilgit Baltistan . GB is the colony of Pakistan so the govt has right to impose any kind of Black Law in the region. Gilgit Baltistan peoples are already facing the Anti-terrorist Act and Sedition Act . GBUM 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gilgit Baltistan : The state subject rule should be reinforced in the region

SKARDU: Of late, there has been a plethora of public awareness drives and media reports that laid bare the establishment’s shenanigans over Islamabad’s decades-old policy to keep the people of Gilgit-Baltistan subjugated, pitched against each other and continue the illegal occupation of the region.
Though umpteenth times there have been recognition that under the UN resolutions passed over six decades ago the status of Gilgit-Baltistan is yet to be determined by the indigenous people of the area, recently lawmakers and government departments themselves started spilling the beans.
The latest such a factual narrative came from the secretary of the ministry of Kashmir affairs that Gilgit-Baltistan is not a constitutional part of Pakistan and its status is yet to be decided under the UN resolutions.
People of Gilgit-Baltsitan especially the nationalist political parties have welcomed the factual statement of the ministry.
Chairman Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) Manzoor Hussain Parwana said the statement of the ministry of Kashmir affairs that Gilgit-Baltistan is a disputed territory and not a constitutional part of Pakistan was based on facts and realities and his party would always welcome such a bold narrative.
The other day, in a briefing to the Senate committee on interior, the secretary Kashmir affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Shahidullah Baig said that Gilgit-Baltistan was not a constitutional part of Pakistan and a disputed territory.
The GBUM chairman said that accepting the ground realities and the status of Gilgit-Baltistan, the state subject rule should be reinforced in the region that protected the status of the indigenous people by not allowing outsiders to buy land and settle in the area.
He was of the view that the recent attack on the deputy commissioner Skardu by the people of a village was the result of the abolition of the state subject rule. Therefore, he added, the government should take steps to avoid such incidents and check government officials from violating the state subject rule. He was of the view that Gilgit-Baltistan was a settled territory and under the state subject rule the natural resources including mountains and water were the property of the endogenous people who had the right to utilize them without any outside interference. The government does not own any piece of land in Gilgit-Baltistan because the status of the region is yet to be determined. But Pakistan has been ruling the region without any mandate given to it under the international law, he added. Under the UN laws, the government of Pakistan has the right 
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