“Wang Zunyu (aka Mohsin) is a security risk for GB”: Minerals Association

The association demands expulsion of Wang from Pakistan 

Shehbaz Khan

Gilgit, August 21: Gilgit Baltistan Metals Minerals & Gems Association (GBMMGA) has expressed serious concern about and condemned the direct threatening of a  Hong Kong National owned company, Mohsin Industries  made in a press conference at Skardu on 24th July 2011. The Mohsin Industry had, reportedly, threatened  “to make Gilgit Baltistan like Balochistan”, if not supported.

In a press statement (No. GBMMGA/PR/05 dated August 19) the GBMMGA has said that it considers the open threatening  as extremely serious matter to be dealt with by the national security institutions with out further delay.  The GBMMGA showed surprise on the calmness and eye closing of concerned Government agencies so far.

The Association considers Mr. Wang Zunyu (aka Mohsin) as a Security Risk and has “already exposed his illegal and suspicious activities since 2008 including illegal mining, processing and transportation of Molybdenum Metal as well as heavy black metal having considerable contents of Uranium in addition to harassment of Chinese business concerns desirous to make investment in Gilgit Baltistan”.

The GBMMGA pointed out that the situation now in the Province of Balochistan is extremely alarming due to terrorist attacks, target killings, abductions, and anti-state activities due to foreign hands as well as local anti state elements and religious extremists, although few in number. Threat to make Gilgit Baltistan as Balochistan if the locals did not support the company  made the cat out of bag of Mr. Wang,s  actual plans and nefarious intentions to create the Balochistan like situation in Gilgit Baltistan too.

The GBMMGA criticized the recent recruitment of youth by Mohsin Industries in a political and mysterious way. The Association contended that contrary to “business norms and investors principals” as per feasibility reports in respect of exploration areas, total requirement of staff  should not be more than 30. But the recruitment of about four hundred of job seekers of Gilgit Baltistan at an unusual attractive salary packages based on sectarian, racial and political bases from only influential personalities and  by pushing aside the merit system,  has made it clear that the actual agenda of this foreign national is other than business in GB. The activities of Mr.
Wang since two moths shows that he wants to be shown as the only job giver in GB, which is mandate and responsibility of state running
Government. So appointing hundreds of youth like a parallel government in GB to set up a group to be used as and when required for his
nefarious designs, is an alarming situation.

The   Graduate Association of Gilgit Baltistan, in all districts, has protested and raised serious complaints on the pattern of recruitment based on other “grounds’’ but not on merit system, which  has proven the apprehensions of the Association already exposed.

The GBMMGA clarified that the Government of Gilgit Baltistan has issued two exploration licenses in favor of Mohsin Industries by pushing aside the 200 applications of local entrepreneurs pending for grant since 2008 because of ban imposed the then. The GBMMGA termed this act of GB Government as against the international charter of human rights as well as  GB Governance Order 2009. It is worth mentioning that the company cannot conduct commercial mining because of issuance of licenses for just exploration of metals for two sites does not require more than thirty employees but very surprisingly recruitment of about four hundred non technical youth by Mohsin Industries has created serious doubts.

The opposition and uprising against  Mohsin Industries in Gilgit-Baltistan is increasing day by  day and this situation will certainly affect already sensitive law and order situation in GB in general and Gilgit City in particular. So, keeping in view of the threatening of Mohsin Industries directly published in local daily newspapers, the GBMMGA demands for declaring of Mr. Wang as Persona Non-Gratae and be expelled him from Pakistan at the earliest to avoid any serious situation in this sensitive area.


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