Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari has appreciated the remarks of Chief Justice of Pakistan during hearing of a petition on the issue of Gilgit-Baltistan. He said Chief Justice has expressed sympathy with people of Gilgit Baltistan who have been denied legitimate Constitutional rights since long.
Allama Raja Nasir expressed solidarity with the people of Gilgit Baltistan and announced his support for their ongoing protest for legitimate rights. He also backed CJP’s stance and urged him to ensure that Gilgit-Baltistan get rights. He said people of G-B have turned down Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 because it has usurped their legitimate and inalienable rights. He said that G-B order 2018 must be reversed and people of Gilgit-Baltistan should be granted their inalienable rights.
Allama Raja Nasir warned the rulers to beware of the consequences of their inept policies which have been rejected by G-B’s people. He said that Gilgit Baltistan is very much important region strategically hence, such unjust and unfair policies must be rescinded.
He demanded of Pakistani state that Gilgit-Baltistan be granted full Constitutional rights forthwith. He said that people of Gilgit-Baltistan turned down separatism and wanted annexation with Pakistan. He referred that people of Gilgit-Baltistan sacrificed their lives in defence of Pakistan. He lamented that despite sacrifices for Pakistan, they were not granted full Constitutional rights.
He said it was unjustifiable to impose taxes on people of Gilgit-Baltistan without granting them their due rights as citizens of Pakistan or province of Pakistan.
It is relevant to add here that even tribal area situated on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border have representation in the Parliament of Pakistan with special status as FATA but Gilgit-Baltistan have not been given representation in the Parliament of Pakistan.