AFTER DIAMER-BHASHA DAM SHOCK, ANOTHER SETBACK FOR PAKISTAN-
CHINA REFUTES CPEC SABOTAGE BY RAW
In response to Chairman of ‘Joint Chief of Staff Committee of Pakistan, General Zubair Mehmood Hayat’, on November 14 who had blamed India of creating chaos and anarchy in the region, Chinese Foreign Ministry official Lu Kang said, “we have no such relevant reports”. He claimed that India has established a special intelligence cell at a cost of $ 500 million to sabotage CPEC.
In its second snub to Pakistan, after China had denied providing funds to build Diamer-Bhasha dam. It is noteworthy that Pakistani occupation regime had arrested 15 BNF members including its top leaders last year. After severe torture by its JIT (Joint Investigation Team), which consisted of all intelligence agency members and security officials headed by ISI, they were framed as terrorists. Is it possible for anyone to pose or terrorize the security of both China and Pakistan on KKH to sabotage CPEC without killing, bombing or threatening? This definition of terrorism would have never been taken in Judicial process, if there had been an impartial, fair and legal/constitutional Judiciary in PoGB (Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan) like other countries of the world. Is this logic of terrorism acceptable to any free and impartial Judicial System, which does not exist in Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (PoGB)? JIT headed by ISI planted some old type of local made guns in the occupied region, using its stooges and accused BNF (Balawaristan National Front) workers and leaders as Indian agents, who got money and weapons to sabotage CPEC. For framing BNF activists, the Police and ISI have staged a drama by promising impunity to a local, who is accused of murder and smuggling of arms , if he puts blame on BNF workers.
BNF is the only nationalist party in this disputed region which has been demanding for freedom from the occupation of Pakistan and we did never teach or instigate any of our worker to take gun in spite of serious Pakistani atrocities against the indigenous people of Gilgit- Baltistan.
As far as the allegations of money laundering to sabotage CPEC are concerned, I have been sending money from Belgium through legal means by Banks and Western Union, and helped the poor and desired people in the area. Not a single penny has been given to anyone to carry out any illegal activity. How anyone transacting legal money alone can be charged of money laundering without declaring the Bank or Agency that facilitates it as illegal?
GLIMPS OF UNCIP: "The United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) and all authorities within the State of Jammu and Kashmir (including Gilgit-Baltistan) will undertake to ensure, in collaboration with the Plebiscite Administrator, that:
(a) All persons (other than citizens of the State) who on or since 15 August 1947 have entered it for other than lawful purposes, shall be required to leave the State;
(b) There is no threat, coercion or intimidation, bribery or other undue influence on the voters in the plebiscite;
(c) No restrictions are placed on legitimate political activity throughout the State. All subjects of the State, regardless of creed, caste or party, shall be safe and free in expressing their views and in voting on the question of the accession of the State to India or Pakistan. There shall be freedom of press, speech and assembly and freedom of travel in the State, including freedom of lawful entry and exit;
(d) All political prisoners are released;
(e) Minorities in all parts of the State are accorded adequate protection; and
(f) There is no victimization; (Minority have no problem, but majority sect is facing serious threat to their lives and discrimination in all the departments including Forces, Judiciary, Administration and Police)
Other provisions were made for the release of prisoners of war and for the publicity to be given throughout the State of Jammu and Kashmir to the fact that peace, law and order would be safeguarded and that all human and political rights would be guaranteed. The UNCIP Truce terms also provided that “they should be without prejudice to the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.”
The New Definition of Terrorism in PoGB
There is no proof that occupation regime has ever imposed anti-terrorism law in PoGB if (or when) anybody kills indigenous people or poses threat to humanity through bombing or any other means of violence. But this anti-terrorist law is instantly imposed against indigenous community: who seeks help and raises voice against any injustice, or tries to hold a Press Conference, or writes letters to the UN, or demands for UNCIP declared rights, or the rights given by UN in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and treat the victims as terrorists.
Baba Jan, Iftikhar and others who raised voices against brutal killing of father and his son by police in Hunza, have been sentenced 40 years and 19 years respectively in fake terrorism charges. In Chilas, 2 innocent people were brutally killed and many injured when they protested against the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam by submerging their lands and historical properties. No one has been brought to justice so far for this crime. Advocate Mahboob Ali and Safdar Ali, leaders of BNF, were detained when they were on the way to hold Press Conference in Gilgit, tortured them severely by framing terrorist charges. Daulat Jan, Chief Editor of Daily ‘Baange Sahar’ (Urdu) and Weekly Baang (English) has also been framed under terrorist act and banned his newspapers. Writing a letter to UN is a crime and terrorist act in Pakistan-occupied region. I am facing threat to my life and lives in Belgium in hiding, because I had written a letter to UNSC in 1998 and exposed Afghan terrorists and ISI’s conspiracy against Gilgit-Baltistan. In 2015 many political leaders including Adv. Ehsan Ali, President Bar Council, Safdar Ali, President BNF Col.(Retired) Nadir Hassan and other were detained and tortured by framing them as terrorists, when they tried to present memorandum to UN Observers stationed at Gilgit, Jutial.
Instead of releasing political prisoners as per UNCIP obligation, Pakistan has been torturing and framing political and religious leaders, who face death sentences and life imprisonment in fake cases, without giving the right of appeal in any High Court and Supreme Court. But Pakistani imposed political and religious parties are free to carry out their campaign in favour of occupation. They are funded and encouraged by occupation regime. There is no freedom of press, speech and assembly and freedom of travel in this disputed region. Journalists, lawyers and political workers are jailed on fake charges of terrorism, when they express their political views. I have been barred to enter my motherland by ISI, because of my political views. Indigenous people and their nationalist parties including BNF have been deprived from their political rights and even fundamental rights.
Pakistan is violating all the resolutions of UNCIP and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After a lapse of 69 years of non-compliance, Pakistan has now virtually changed the whole demography and converted 72000 Sq KM area of this UN declared disputed region into a Nazi-style Torture Camp.
People of PoGB have no right of vote, freedom of speech and access to impartial justice is beyond their imagination. Our people have no right to choose their representatives, either in India or in Pakistan parliament. Freedom of speech is 100% denied and access to justice is denied, because there is no Legal/Constitutional High Court and Supreme Court. The Judicial system of PoGB is under firm control of Pakistani imposed Administration and Military regime. Pakistani occupation regime can snatch the property and resources any time on its will, which the indigenous people have in possession for thousand years. Thousands of acres of land in this disputed part have been forcefully occupied for Pakistani forces and Chinese Army to build their own cantonments and torture cells for ISI, by violating State Subject Rule of 1927, is flagrant violation of territorial integrity and the sovereignty stipulated in UNCIP.
Abdul Hamid Khan
Balawaristan National Front (BNF)
Head Office: Majini Mahla, Gilgit, Balawaristan (Pakistan & China Occupied Gilgit Baltistan)
Ph: 0032 22311750