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Thursday, 24 September 2009

JKLF delegation meets UK Foreign Office officials

London: (24 September 2009) The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) delegation led by its head of Diplomatic Affairs, Professor Zafar Khan, made representations to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office-FCO on Gilgit Baltistan issue at a meeting here in London

JKLF delegation expressed its concern about Pakistan’s move to give Gilgit-Baltistan a provincial like status especially since the region was not part of Pakistan but an integral part of the state of Jammu Kashmir whose constitutional and political future status is yet to be decided according the United Nations resolutions.

Explaining JKLF’s position on the Gilgit Baltistan package the delegation apprised the FCO that the organisation rejected the 29th of August 2009 package as it considers it detrimental to the fundamental political stance of the Kashmiris on he Kashmir issue. Instead the delegate pointed that the region of Gilgit Baltistan is reunited with Azad Jammu Kashmir to form a unified sovereign and democratic state headed by a revolutionary government having two autonomous provinces of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan governed not by Islamabad through a Pakistani Governor but by President, Prime Minister and a Legislative Assembly directly elected by the people of both regions of Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

The JKLF delegates impressed upon the FCO of the importance of the resumption of constructive dialogue between India and Pakistan and meaningful negotiations on the future status of Jammu Kashmir.

The JKLF delegation reiterated the JKLF’s view about the important role which Britain can play in bringing India and Pakistan closer over the resolution of the Jammu Kashmir issue.

Mahmood Hussain,
JKLF Diplomatic Committee


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