Mamtaz Hussain Gohar
Islamabad, February 3: Kashmir Committee Chairman, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has said that according to his party’s policy, Gilgit – Baltistan is an integral part of Kashmir. He said that this policy was approved in the previous session of All Parties Conference. “I am happy to announce it here today”, the JUI chief said, while addressing the “National Kashmir Conference,” arranged by Jamat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir here in Islamabad hotel, Islamabad.
Raja Farooq Haider Former Chief Minister of Azad Kashmir told the conference that Kashmiries are completely against the self Governance ordinance for Gilgit Baltistan. This ordinance affected the independence movement of Kashmir, he said. He also accused the Government of Pakistan for “working against the “Karachi Agreement”.
“We will never accept Gilgit – Baltistan Council in any circumstances”, he further said.. “If GB is not covered under article one than why Pakistani government assigned them Governor and chief minister. “We have strong doubts and fears about GB Governance ordinance and situation Of Gilgit Baltistan”, he further said.
President Azad Kashmir Zulqarnain expressed his feelings about Gilgit Baltistan that “I will resign From President ship If people of Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir agreed to select a new President jointly”.
GB Council Member, Maulana Attaullah Shahab said that the conference will bring the people of Kashmir and Gilgit – Baltistan closer to each other. “If we do not get any seat in the Senate and National Assembly, then there should be seats for us in the Kashmir Council’’, the provincial head of JUI (F) said. He further said that there should be a joint commission to work for bridging the gaps between the two people.
Chairman Gilgit Baltistan national alliance Inayat Ullah Shimali also told the conference that this self governace ordinance is only due to the efforts of GB National Alliance. We need to work on a single point agenda, Shumali said.