BY M.A MIR
The people of Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] want to join federation of Pakistan. I am wondering why the people back in Muzaffarabad, Jammu and Srinagar are opposing it.
It appears the opportunist club of greedy politicians are opposing it as they know they will lose the protocol which they enjoy in the name of Jammu and Kashmir. About the point as per Karachi agreement, I am at a loss once to understand what credibility of AJK leaders have in their own area where they spend 92 per cent of the budget for their non-development expenditures.
I call them to set first ‘your house in order’ in Muzaffarabad then get the contract of the rights of the people of G-B.
People in G-B know what is suitable and good for them and their future and they are the owners of their own destiny.
I think GB have right to join federation and nobody in AJK can stop it. Instead of making hue and cry, AJK should put their own house in order, it will help them.
Yes we are beating the drums to make whole state of Jammu and Kashmir the part of Pakistan -- then what if G-B take the lead. AJK people should appreciate this. But fact is they will not do so as they are enjoying protocol in the name of Kashmir cause.
Moreover, all people of AJK have done so far for G-B is signing Karachi agreement without their consent. If they were sincere, they should not have refused to sign the pact
To summing it up, I will say that a club of opportunists is opposing the provincial status to G-B. They are the ones who have been enjoying the monetary benefits since partition in the name of Kashmir.
The author is based in Muzaffarabad, AJK.