BNF Chief condemns the arrest of nationalist leaders of Gilgit Baltistan just before the elections
BNF Leader Safdar Ali, Col (R) Nadir Hassan, Iftikhar Hussain, Akbar Hussain, Mudasar, Wasim, Faqeer Hussain and many others were arrested in front of UN Observerâ€™s Office at Jutial Gilgit, on 4th June just before the so-called fraulent elections/selections, where they wanted to present the resolution about the Pakistan China Economic Corridor (a sale deed of Gilgit-Baltistan) conspiracy and fraud (s)elections. Many nationalists were tortured before the arrest. They have been framed under Sedition and anti-terrorist laws. This is Pakistan where political leaders are treated as terrorists and real terrorists are free to kill people and they are termed as brothers (statement of Sartaj Aziz). This is Pakistan where political leaders of a disputed territory (Gilgit-Baltistan) are treated as terrorists by imposing Pakistanâ€™s infamous terrorist laws to deprive the 2 million people of disputed Gilgit-Baltistan from their basic and political rights given to them by UNCIP resolutions. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan and particularly the nationalist political leaders are charged under Pakistani sedition sections, despite the fact that General Raheel and Foreign Affairs Ministry of Pakistan have recently issued statements that Gilgit-Baltistan ( like rest of Jammu & Kashmir) is an unfinished agenda of 1947. In such situation how Pakistani laws can be applied on those who are not Pakistani citizens by international law and Pakistanâ€™s own constitution. BNF condemns the torture and arrest of nationalist leaders just 4 days before the Pakistan staged fraud and illegal elections/selections. Pakistanis had arrested BNF and other nationalist leader just before a week in 2009 elections also. Is this not a farcical election under the Military, who want to select their own puppets in the name of elections? All Pakistani Political parties like Imran Khanâ€™s Tehriq-e-Insaf, Sajid Naqviâ€™s Tehriq-e-Islami, Majlise Wahadat Muslimeen and other Pakistani Federal parties like PPP, PML(N), JUI, MQM and JI are acting like 2ndÂ wife of Pakistan Army and they never dare to challenge armyâ€™s foreign and security policy like a dumb obedient wife. BNF rejects this type of elections, where Army has been deployed in all the area of Gilgit-Baltistan to cast votes to their favourite No 1 and No 2 puppets by show of force. Besides the Pakistani intelligence agency will also select some friend from nationalist parties, who has already managed a secret agreement with them to accommodate the occupation of Pakistan. We condemn this type of fraud and pre- rigged election drama. We also want to let our people know that deployment of Pakistan Army is an exercise to force them not to challenge its design, when they conspire to hand over this area to China to implement its so-called economic Corridor fraud agreement. Pakistan has no right to change demography of Gilgit-Baltistan by settling its own citizens in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan has no right to change its geography by constructing 6 mega dams including Diamar Basha Dam and Pakistan has no right to make any agreement with any country on behalf of Gilgit-Baltistan. BNF does not accept any elections/selections or agreement without UN permission and without the popular will under UN is determined. BNF appeals to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and the civilised people of the world and UN to stop Pakistan from fraudulent elections and to refrain the Sale deed, which gives the whole Gilgit-Baltistan to China under the Economic Corridor agreement, because Pakistan has no authority to make any agreement about the future of disputed land under UNCIP resolutions.