Islamabad, April 27: At least seven leaders and workers of the Gilgit – Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDMA) and All Parties National Alliance (APNA) have reportedly been forcefully exiled from the territory of Gilgit city today.
According to information gathered by Pamir Time among the forcefully exiled leaders are two sons of Col. Hassan Khan, one of the heroes of Gilgit – Baltistan’s war of independence. Also included among the exiled leaders is Shafqat Ali Inquillabi, former spokesman of Balawaristan National Front (BNF).
Progressive Youth Front and Balor Labor Party have condemned the act terming it a dictatorial action. Talking to Pamir Times Baba Jan, leader of PYF, said that the decision of the so-called democratic government of Gilgit – Baltistan to force sons of the soil out of Gilgit is a blot on the face of democracy and the rights of freedom of speech, expression and peaceful political activities.
Some analysts have termed the decision to be a violation of the UNCIP rules.