CE urged not to concede Ladakh, Jammu in any deal
12 July 2001
Skardu: Tanzeem-i-Mohajiran-Ladakh J&K Baltistan in an open letter to President General Pervez Musharraf has appealed to him that during the dialogue with Indian Prime Minister Pakistan should not agree to give Jammu and Ladakh to India because there are Muslim majority areas like Lah, Kargil, Herbab, Nubrah and the village of Baltistan Tortuil and Chulunkha which were captured by Indian forces in 1971. It will be dangerous for sovereignty of Pakistan. If there is ready to vacate from Siachen then President of Pakistan must put pressure of India to vacate Shooka valley villages of Tortuk, Chulunkha captured by India during 1971 war so that they would not approach the glacier in future through the village passes. In the open letter the Tanzeem General Secretary Mohammad Bilal Zubairi said that thousands of refugees of 1948 and 1971 war are residing in Baltistan from Ledakh, Kargil and Chulunkha in a miserable condition and waiting for the investigation of Kashmir issue. On the other hand the relatives of these are in miserable condition and waiting to meet their relatives. Tanzeem General Secretary requested the President of Pakistan that India is willing to open check posts at different points of line of control to give visas to the people and government of Pakistan in the proposal then at least two check points should be opened Sheoke valley and Gangani at Kargil sector to facilitate both sides to go India and Pakistan easily. Tanzeem Secretary General prayed for success of General Pervez Musharraf in Agra summit.