Gilgit-Baltistan: Peace Conference on GB Held in Islamabad

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Islamabad: Members of Gilgit Baltistan Council Maulana Attaullah Shahab, Professor Ghulam Hussain Saleem, Wazir Abadit Ali and Saeed Afzal attended the Conference ,they accused the local government for the current mess in GB. They said that the recent killings are a part of well planned conspiracy against the people of Gilgit Baltistan. Muhammad Ibrahim demanded that the perpetrator of the Kohistan, Gilgit and Chilas incidents be immediately arrested and punished according to the law of the land and also demanded relaxation in the curfew so that people could purchase their food and other commodities.

Gilgit-Baltistan in which over 200 people were killed and many more are still missing. Who did it ?? Who is responsible for this ?? Who will take the guarantee of our lives and prosperities ?? We are totally helpless, Pakistan’s military-run mainstream media and Human rights groups are silent over recent Killings in Gilgit-baltistan. Sunni, Shia, Ismaili & Noorbakhshi Muslims are being targeted by our own Govt. and agencies. Everything is going in a p0lanned manner. This sectarian massacres 2012 ‘brinkmanship’ reminds Gen Zia’s 1988 massacre of Gilgiti people… Gilgit-Baltistan needs basic human rights not the agencies funded ‘peace’ lectures.Prof.Ghulam Hussain Saleem said Shias, Ismailis and moderate Sunnis are under threat in Gilgit Baltistan as ethnic cleansing is systematically being carried out by radical elements in Pakistani society.

A senior lawyer-cum-politician from Gilgit Baltistan has asked the pakistani govt. to hastily make administrative changes in this area. He advocated that GB region should be divided into three administrative divisions for its development and political advancements. He demanded a judicial inquiry into the the current mess in GB. Astori Leader Qari Gulzar Criticized the role of local media they said “some newspapers are busy in spreading sectarian hatred by publishing baseless stories. Government representatives assured the participants that government is committed to restore peace in the region and every possible measure in this regard is taken.” They ensured that Karakorarm Highway would soon be opened for the public and goods transport so that supply and communication to GB region could be restored. At the end participants expressed their sorrow and grief over the killings of innocent people during the recent wave of violence and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed souls in the eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved families to bear the loss with fortitude.



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