NewsIslamabad/Rawlakot/Azad Patan: After being stopped by Azad Kashmir Police and security forces at azad Pattan bridge which also forms Pak-Kashmir border, at about 6 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 thousands of members of Jammu Kashmir Liberation (JKLF) front and their supporters who were proceeding towards Islamabad form Rawlakot AJK to protest and stage a Sit in(Dharna) in front of the Parliament of Pakistan against making Gilgit Baltistan practically a province of Pakistan, staged sin in for several hours at the border. Chairman JKLF while addressing the gathering condemned Azad Kashmir government for blocking the road and stopping the convoy from proceeding towards its destination. He also declared that the program was being differed and would be held later at a proper occasion.
In the mean time Mr Aman Ullah Khan, the Supreme Head of JKLF addressed a press Conference along with the office bearers including Abdul Hameed Butt, Dr Toqeer Gilani, Zulfiqar Raja(JKPNP), Raja Ghulam Mujtaba, Faisal Nazki, Chaudhary Mushtaq at National Press Club Islamabad and explained that the purpose of the demonstration and sit in was to bring home to the government of Pakistan that the so called Gilgit Baltistan (Empowerment and self governance) order 2009 was grossly harmful not only for Kashmir freedom movement and Pakistan but for the people of Gilgit and Baltistan also hence should be withdrawn and replaced by Azad Kashmir like system of government. He also condemned the Azad Kashmir government for stopping thousands of Kashmiris at Pak-Kashmir border and not allowing them to come to Islamabad.
After the press conference was over a large number of JKLf and JKSLF activists protested and raised slogans outside press club against Division of Kashmir and Azad Government for stopping the convoy and in favor of complete independence of the entire Jammu Kashmir State.
Dr Toqeer Gilani
Secretary Information JKLF
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