Making GB A Province Will Dent Kashmir Cause: PaK PM

8 July 2015
Rising Kashmir
Muhammad Aslam Mir

Muzaffarabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Chaudhry Abdul Majeed Wednesday urged Pakistan government not to make Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province of the country. 'Making GB a province will dent the Kashmir cause at international level,' Majeed said while addressing a press conference here. He said GB is part of Jammu and Kashmir and it should not be given the provincial status till the final settlement of the Kashmir dispute. 'The PaK government will not support any such bid to make GB a province and if it happened then both Kashmiri leadership and Islamabad may face various problems at international and diplomatic level to defend the Kashmir issue in perspective of the ongoing movement in J&K,' Majeed said. Asked about allegations leveled by former R&AW Chief A S Dulat on Kashmiri separatist and militant leadership, PaK premier termed these as 'bundle of lies.' He said India is facing tough time in Kashmir as the movement is gaining popularity among the youth and Pakistani flags are being waved regularly in the public rallies. 'It has sent shock waves in New Delhi'. 'To counter the rising popularity of the ongoing movement, Indian military establishment has given a task to 'deadwood' A S Dulat, who funded the renegades. The renegades killed hundreds of innocent civilians and pro-freedom activists in Kashmir during his tenure as RAW chief,' Majeed said. The PaK premier asserted that Hurriyat Conference is the real and true platform of people of Jammu and Kashmir. 'The former spy chief of India has no right to defame the Hurriyat leaders and militant commanders,' he said. Majeed told Dulat that if India has control in Kashmir, then New Delhi should release all the political prisoners and allow Hurriyat leaders to hold public rallies in Valley and Muslim dominated areas of Jammu region. 'It will show the world either Kashmiris are happy with India or they want to break the shackles,' he added.