UKPNP to Pak: No annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan

Leeds [U.K.], April 30 (ANI): The third convention of the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP), United Kingdom was held on Sunday in Leeds, primarily aiming to set a blueprint in its crusade against Pakistan's annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province.

UKPNP's exiled chairman and Jammu and Kashmir International People`s Alliance (JKIPA) secretary general Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri was the chief guest of the convention and seminar under the title 'Save Gilgit-Baltistan - Preventing annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan and further division of Jammu and Kashmir: The way forward'.

Sardar Rashid Yousaf, President, UKPNP North America, Sardar Zahid Hussain, former chief organiser, UKPNP North America from Canada, Sardar Sikander Abbass former vice-president, UKPNP Europe Zone from Belgium, Comrade Rizwan Khan from Middle East attended the meeting in Leeds.

Party delegates from different European countries and across United Kingdom were also in attendance.

Members Parliament of the U.K. and Councillors were the key guests in the seminar.

Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri and other party leaders briefed to Members Parliament, Councillors, electronic and print media persons, regarding Pakistan's designs to annex strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as its fifth province.

Other issues related to Jammu and Kashmir dispute, exploitation of national resources and construction of mega projects in disputed Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, restriction on press and media, growing terror phenomenon in the South Asian region, social unrest, violence unleashed against women, religious minorities and ethnic groups were highlighted. (ANI)