KLF chief Yasin Malik opposes Gilgit-Baltistan merger with Pakistan

Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Tuesday wrote a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, opposing moves to merge Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan as he has “no moral authority” to make a policy that “will adversely affect the future of millions of Kashmiris”.

He said such a step will give India a political and moral right to do the same with Jammu and Kashmir. He said he was writing the letter as media reports spoke of a meeting to be chaired by Sharif on January 14 to deliberate on the future of Gilgit-Baltistan.

“Apprehensions have been raised in various quarters that your government may reach a consensus to merge Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan,” Malik wrote. Noting that the change in constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan was being debated in view of the China-Pakistan economic corridor, the separatist leader said, “Economic development is good but you have no moral right to make policy that will adversely affect the future of millions of Kashmiris.”


Kashmir – Jammu – Ladakh would benefit from LoC trade – India accorded MFN status to Paki in 1996 by BJP…Pakistan had finally agreed to reciprocate by 2012….It betrayed India, Jammu – Kashmir – Ladakh…


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