[News] Members of the European Parliament, form a group called “Friends of Gilgit-Baltistan
November 6, 2009 9 Comments
BRUSSELS, November 5 /PRNewswire/ — A group of Members of the European Parliament, including Jurgen Creutzmann, have decided to form a group called “Friends of Gilgit-Baltistan.”
There is great concern from these members that the future of Gilgit-Baltistan is being determined not by the people of Gilgit-Baltistan but by the Government of Pakistan under the Constitution of Pakistan, even though Gilgit-Baltistan is not mentioned in Pakistan’s Constitution as part of its territory.
It is believed that the future of Gilgit-Baltistan should be determined by their people. It is this group’s belief that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan should be allowed to fashion their future in a manner that their region does not become a territory for the spread of fundamentalist andextremist tendencies.
It is with a view to help the people of Gilgit-Baltistan fashion a bright future for themselves that this group formed by Members of the European Parliament, shall monitor very carefully all developments that take place in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is believed that the ethos of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan has far more in common with the ethos of Jammu & Kashmir than Pakistan.
Press Released from the office of Mr. Jurgen CREUTZMANN, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Name: Maria Rutowicz, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +32-2706-4763. Courtesy Reuters