YASEN: The valley of Yasen is the valley of martyrs and all the movements for the national cause have originated from the soil of the valley. This was stated by chairman of the Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement (GBUM) Manzoor Hussain Parwana while speaking at a function here the other day. He had come to the area to participate in the convention on Gilgit-Baltistan organized by the BNF. Mr Parwana paid tributes to the people of Yasen and said that they had always played a pivotal role in national struggle for the rights of the people. He said like Pakistan, there was an urgent need of launching marches and rallies for the rights of the people. He said that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan should be ready for launching movements for their basic rights and identity. He was of the view that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan cannot afford to lose their identity by remaining silent to the floods of corruption, sectarian hatred, terrorism and law and order issues. The GBUM chief also asked the people of the area not to be misled by the federalist parties who failed to deliver in the past. He said when the Quaid-e-Azam and Quaid-e-Awam could not make Gilgit-Baltistan a province of Pakistan how on earth Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan or any other Pakistani leader can do it or provide all the rights to the people of the region.