His Excellency Syed Ibne Abbas
Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
34-36 Lowndes Square
London SW1X 9NJ
18 January 2016
Subject: To seek an urgent meeting with H.E Pakistan High Commissioner in the UK, on Pakistan government’s intention to change status of Gilgit Baltistan by making the region a province of Pakistan.
Dear Excellency, an All Party Conference-APC- of Kashmiri leaders was convened in Luton on 15 January 2016, to address the serious implications of Gilgit Baltistan’s integration into the Federation of Pakistan. It was resolved by the APC that a delegation of Kashmiri leaders should meet with your Excellency to convey the concerns of the leadership to the government of Pakistan.
The APC resolved that Gilgit Baltistan was an indivisible, historic and constitutional part of Jammu Kashmir, and as such change of its status will not be acceptable.
The APC resolved that, integration of Gilgit Baltistan into the Federation of Pakistan, will be a violation of the constitution of Pakistan and a clear contravention of all the UN resolutions on the Kashmir dispute….. The APC resolved that until the final resolution of the Kashmir dispute, the following course of action should be adopted as an interim solution:
a) Either Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir-AJK- are merged together to form a national government of the two regions of Pakistan administered Kashmir:
b) Or Gilgit Baltistan is allowed to form similar political structures of government and governance as currently exist in AJK.
The APC further resolved that Gilgit Baltistan and AJK must be allowed to control all their natural and economic resources.
The APC has deputed me to request for an earliest possible date for the delegation to meet with you, on this pressing national matter. Your Excellency’s kind and favourable consideration will be greatly appreciated.
Professor Zafar Khan
Participating Parties in the APC:
MC, JKLF, AJKPP, PPP, PTI, PMLN, JKNAP, Tehrek-e- Kashmir, and Building Bridges.
Address for communication
53 Clarendon Rd Luton LU2 7PJ