“Our paths are different”: Amjad Advocate
Mamtaz Hussain Gohar
Islamabad, February 5: Chairman Standing Committee and Member Gilgit – Baltistan Council, Amjad Hussain Advocate, has condemned JUI’s stand about GB being “an integral part of Kashmir”.
“No body can stop us from making Gilgit – Baltistan the fifth province of Pakistan”, he said. He also said that the notorious Karachi Agreement is an alien document for the people of Gilgit – Baltistan. “The Agreement was signed without taking people of Gilgit – Baltistan into confidence and knowledge of our ancestors”, Amjad said.
Amjad advocate further said that for the past 62 years Kashmiries were enjoying different powers and facilities but they never thought of sharing anything with the people of Gilgit – Baltistan. “Now, when we are getting some political benefits, the Kashmiris are opposing our rights”, he added, while talking to this scribe during a special interview.
He further said that our forefather have liberated this area from Kashmiris and Dogras and that’s a historical reality. “We won independence after a rebellion in which our forefathers shed their blood. The colonial nightmare has finished and now we have no links, whatsover, with Kashmir or Kashmiris”, Amjad Advocate said.
The statement by Fazlur Rehman sparked a controversy in Giglit – Baltistan and public circles have severely criticised JUI for trying to impose its political agenda on Gilgit – Baltistan.