Pakistan has no right to discuss Gilgit-Baltistan in its parliament: BNF chief

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 23, 2011 16:20 hrs

The Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF), Abdul Hamid Khan, has criticized a move by the Government of Pakistan to raise the issue of Gilgit-Baltistan in the country's Parliament.

"Marvi Maman's move in the Pakistan National Assembly is another trick of Pakistani hidden rulers to diffuse the international pressure about Gilgit Baltistan," said Khan.

"Her unwanted move by presenting herself as the representative of GB (Gilgit-Baltistan) is nothing but a drama on behalf of Pakistani hidden hands. Pakistan has only one option according to UNCIP resolutions, that is to withdraw its forces and civilians and handover the control to the people of Gilgit Baltistan under the supervision of the United Nations until a final settlement of the whole Jammu and Kashmir issue is reached," Khan added.

"It's the duty of the UN (United Nations) to hold a free and impartial election to constitute a true and indigenous people representative body," Khan said, adding that after the establishment of a constitutional assembly, an equitable justice system needed to be put in place for all citizens without prejudice to Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Ladakh and Shhenaki and Kohistan. (ANI)