Pakistani rulers are unable to effectively control and govern their own territory and are so obsessed with occupying the territory of and which does not belong to Pakistan, says Dr. Shabir Choudhry, a London-based who originally hails from occupied (PoK).

“They use the tools of fifth generation war and religion to fool the people, and advance their agenda in Gilgit Baltistan, so-called occupied and in Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh,” adds Choudhry, who is also the of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United Kashmir People’s 

He wrote in his blog, “For all practical purposes, they have occupied Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK; and are actively working hard to destabilize and occupy the territory of and Kashmir State that is not under their control.”

With the help of compliant judiciary, the establishment of has further strengthened their hold on 

Saqib Nisar, who in view of many Pakistani lawyers was the worst of Pakistan, on his last day, gave a controversial verdict on 

In order to strengthen their hold, Pakistan promulgated the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self Governance Order, 2009, which was challenged by Dr. Ghulam Abbas, a local citizen of 

A larger bench consisting of seven Judges ruled in favour of the Ordinance and extended the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to the disputed areas of Gilgit Baltistan.

lodged a strong protest against this decision; and reiterated its claim that the entire state of is “an integral part of 

India’s statement said, “or judiciary has no locus stand on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by it. Any action to alter the status of these occupied territories by Pakistan has no legal basis whatsoever.”

rejected Pakistan’s continued attempts to bring material change in these “occupied territories and to camouflage grave human rights exploitation and sufferings of the people living there.”

The decision by Pakistan’s was unanimously rejected by political and non-political organizations based in Gilgit Baltistan.

Gilgit Baltistan All Parties Conference in its special meeting held to formulate an agreed response unanimously rejected Pakistan’s decision and vowed to start a campaign for the rights of the people of Gilgit Baltistan.

It said, “Pakistan should establish a local authority, as envisaged in the UN Commission for India and Pakistan’s Resolution, and all powers, apart from Defence, Foreign Affairs and Communication, must be vested in the 

“Pakistan must end unfair and cruel laws like Schedule 4 and Anti-Terrorism Act to silence voices of the local people,” said the Gilgit Baltistan All Parties Conference.

Zubair Ansari, of Kashmir National Party, had very serious reservations on this decision. In his written statement, he said, “Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision on Gilgit Baltistan is condemnable, and a 

In his view, there were many factors, which contributed in not making Gilgit Baltistan a province of Pakistan.

“Article 1 of the Constitution of Pakistan clearly defines Pakistan’s territory, and areas of Gilgit Baltistan and are not constitutional part of Pakistan. Article 257 further clarifies the position of these areas which are part of Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir; and are not a legal part of Pakistan,” he said.

Sadiq Subhani, former of (Britain) in a social media post, said, “The leadership that accepts and praise decision of non-Jammu and to change disputed nature of any part of Jammu and Kashmir State is a collaborator of imperialists. These people are not helping the Kashmir dispute; their hidden agenda is accession with another state.”

Amjad Yousaf, of of the United Kashmir People’s National Party, said, “No institution of Pakistan has any right to change the constitutional and legal status of Jammu and Kashmir. Gilgit Baltistan is a constitutional part of the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, and any move to change that will be resisted.”

“All those who are expressing happiness or satisfaction over the decision of the are viewed as collaborators. No loyal son of the soil can express happiness over the attempts of imperialist powers to divide our motherland,” he said.

22 Jan 2019/Tuesday                                                                                          Source: www.business-standard.com