ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan urged that Pakistan foreign office should wake up from the sweet slumber and foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari should stop visiting abroad and engage the friendly countries to thwart the Indian’s plot to hold G20 summit in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, GB Chief Minister said that India was all-set to host G20 moot in the occupied Kashmir in which some of our friendly countries were also included.
He said that they had no objection to the conference, as India government could hold elsewhere in the country but they had strong reservations over New Delhi’s plan to hold the conference in Srinagar, which was still a disputed area.
Khalid Khurshid went on to say that India objected whenever foreign investor came to the Gilgit-Baltistan. Therefore, he added that Kashmir had been under Indian illegal occupation, thus how it could hold a conference there. .
The GB Chief Minister stressed the need that the foreign office should wake up from the sweet slumber and Bilawal should take a strong position on the conference.
He advised that Bilawal should stop foreign visits and focus on Kashmir so as to ensure resolution of the decades-old Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of Kashmiri people.
“We have also written a letter to the foreign office on the issue and only after our contact, the foreign office today has issued statement in this regard,” he added.
Khalid Khurshid said that Pakistan can engage friendly countries, as Indian government turned the occupied Kashmir into a world largest open prison.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan suggested that the relatives from both sides should be allowed to meet until resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He went on to say that Kashmiris were looking toward them, as they liberated GB after rendering matchless and great sacrifices, adding: “Our forefathers made sacrifices for freedom.”
He lamented that serious human rights violations were taking place in Pakistan under the imported government, as PTI diehard worker Zul Shah was brutally killed and FIRs were being registered after detentions.