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Published on January 15th, 2016 | by ksc

KSC lauds AJK leadership for showing unity on Gilgit-Baltistan issue

OSLO: Executive Director of Kashmiri Scandinavian Council (Norway) Sardar Ali Shahnawaz Khan congratulated the political leadership of Azad Jammu and Kashmir who rose up on this crucial occasion and joined hands to block a move which would have brought harm to the unity of Jammu and Kashmir state by establishing Gilgit-Baltistan as a fifth province of Pakistan. He stated that it is heartening to note that Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution against granting provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan without consulting the elected sitting government of AJK and political leadership of Jammu and Kashmir.”I am pleased to observe that all parliamentary parties including the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-N (PaK), Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and All J&K Muslim Conference (AJKMC) supported the resolution presented by the senior politician and Finance Minister Chaudhary Latif Akbar”, he maintains. He suggested that the Government of Pakistan to stick with its traditional stance on Kashmir that the whole state is disputed and people of Jammu and Kashmir will decide its future through an independent plebiscite.

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