September 22, 2011


Date: 22nd Sep. 2011

His Excellency
Mr. Ban ki-Moon
Secretary General
United Nations
New York


I represent Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan whose fate is still in limbo due to the un-resolved UNCIP resolution of 13th Aug 1948and 28th April 1949 Truce Terms, which had asked Pakistan to withdraw its civilians and troops within 3 months. UNCIP resolution is as follows:

"(b) 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;
"(c) All political prisoners are released;
"(d) Minorities in all parts of the State are accorded adequate protection; and
"(e) There is no victimization;
(a) It established that "the territory evac­uated by the Pakistan troops will be administered by the local authorities under the surveillance of the Commission";
(c) ……The truce terms also provided that they should be without prejudice to the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Despite being a UN member country Pakistan has violated all the UNCIP resolutions. Instead of withdrawing its forces and civilians, Pakistan has multiplied its forces and armed civilians more than 1000 times since the time UNCIP Truce was signed on28th April 1949. Territorial integrity and sovereignty was seriously violated by ceding 2500 Sq. Miles to China and merging Shandur, Babusar and Shhenaki Kohistan in to its Khyber Pokhtunkhowa province, bringing the life, unique culture, language and tradition of these areas under serious threat. Pakistan also has been violating all UN charters and its Universal Declarations of Human Rights by denying freedom of press, speech and assembly and freedom of travel in the State, including freedom of lawful entry and exit.

More than 200 people are facing sedition charges and more than 100 are facing terrorism charges, upon expressing their political views in public by exposing the atrocities of the Pakistani occupation regime and its forces in Gilgit Baltistan, a disputed part of Jammu And Kashmir.

Manzoor Hussain Parwana, Chairman GBUM (Gilgit Baltistan United Movement) was arrested after his speech in the convention of BNSO (Balawaristan National Students Organization) on 28th July 2011 and his crime was a “Demand to Open Kargil Skardu Road”, which is also a topic of dialogue between India and Pakistan to facilitate the people across the Line of Control (LoC).

On 20th August 2011 Sher Ullah Baig, 50, from Ayeenabad, Gojal, Hunza and his 22 year old son Sher Afzal were killed when they were peacefully protesting.

The arrest of 120 of political activists who were demanding food, shelter and clothing for the flood victims of Attabad, Hunza is yet another symbol of state led terrorism. 8 people including Baba Jan have been seriously tortured by ISI and other 17 were released after severe torture and 25 including Engineer Amanulah Khan, Chairman Gilgit Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDA) are facing torture in Torture Cell Gilgit, while the youth of Hunza are facing threat of torture and terror, with the design to provide safe exit to the killers .It’s a challenge for UN and UNSC that one of its member country which also claims a COALITION PARTNER against Terrorism has re-defined the meaning of TERRORISM by imposing Terrorist Act against its political opponents and innocent victims who deserve help in real sense. Political opponents are framed as Terrorists and brought to the Terrorist Court, this is the fact that even a single UN wanted and banned group member has not been found in Gilgit Baltistan so far. In spite of the fact that almost 90%Al-Qaida members, including Osama Bin Ladan, have been found in Pakistan, there were no such courts established in Abbottabad, Waziristan and other Tribal Agencies and Swat of Pakistan, where Talibaan are in control.

Many innocent protestors of Hunza are wanted by Pakistani occupation regime because of their demands for punishment to the killer. The people of Hunza are facing a threat of terror, torture and harassment by Pakistani ISI and their agencies.
The killers of these innocent protestors are left scot-free, because they wear Pakistani uniform and have Pakistani licence to kill any one, whereas more than 120 people were booked under terrorist charges, for simply protesting against the killing of innocent people.

It is legal obligation of UN and UNSC to protect the of life of people at least, if torture, freedom of expression and freedom of Assembly is beyond the practical scope of this world body. Pakistani government and its Missions in the UN and UNHRC which are being used by ISI to protect its terror act with the help of non-democratic UN member must be directed to bring the killers of the innocent people of Hunza, Chilas and Gilgit to justice and stop the TERRORISING the pro-democratic people. The terrorist charges against the peaceful protestors and political activists should be immediately withdrawn. The unrequired and unjust Administrative Terrorist Court in Gilgit (disputed part of J&K),where even a single person of any banned group or UN banned group has not been found so far, should be closed.

Abdul Hamid Khan
Balawaristan National Front (BNF)
Head Office: Majini Mahla, Gilgit, Balawaristan (Pakistan & China Occupied Gilgit Baltistan)

Ph: 0032 22311750

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