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ISLAMABAD: Chairman United Kashmir People’s National Party Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmir has congratulated the civil society, lawyers and the people of Pakistan on the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf.
In a press statement here, he asked the coalition government to reinstate the deposed judges without any delay. “Make due legislation to make the secret agencies accountable before the law and they should act according to the law of the land. The state security should be given to the police and secret agencies should abide by the law.” Sardar Shaukat demanded that coalition government must focus on the formation of constitutional assembly for the people of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in the light of European Parliament resolution and other international covenants regarding Kashmir issue. The role of secret agencies in formation and controlling of local authorities at Muzaffarabad must end now. The terrorists’ infrastructure must be dismantled properly and game of hide and seek must also end. All non-Kashmiri fighters who are residing in the borders areas (Neelam Valley, Nakyal Kotli, Poonch Hajira, Bhimber district), next to the Line of Control, must be removed from the area and all training camps, secret or open, must be dismantled in order to gain the fruits of peace process. The representation of students, civil society, lawyers, professionals, academicians, political leaders, businessmen, women must be encouraged in people to people contact between all parts of former princely state of Jammu Kashmir.
He demanded that all natural and historical trade routs of state of Jammu Kashmir should be reopened immediately and cultural and social-economic interaction be made possible between people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Ladakh Kargil.
He asked the government of Pakistan to abolish constitutional restraints in the constitutional act of 1974, and that twelve legislative assembly seats inside Pakistan must be removed. Those living in Pakistan for more then 30 years have fully integrated into the society and they have got good privileges, houses, businesses, jobs, education etc. Mr Kashmiri said it is time to support progressive and secular forces in the periphery of Pakistan, the so-called Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
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