OPINION: Gilgit-Baltistan via Three Eyes |by Misbah Uddin Khawaja | Passutimes

Whenever I hear Gilgit-Baltistan, personally, it inadvertently comes to my mind that a place where there is peace; and spirit of love and care with diversity is spreading among the primordial of the region. Gilgit-Baltistan is blessed by the ut-most blessings of God, and I can surely say that very few places on the globe are beautiful enough like our Gilgit-Baltistan. The mighty mountains going beyond horizons, the greenish land escapes, the water falls, the shining snow blankets and welcoming people of the region have further embellished the beauty of our mother-land. Now, it’s time to show the fathom of love we do have for our Gilgit-Baltistan to further make it a precious jewel.

Luckily, our region has a great strategical importance to our beloved country Pakistan, and it’s a kind of rapturous delight to every individual of Gilgit-Baltistan. But, we don’t want any exotic (non-Pakistani) to take good advantage of this golden opportunity by making our people adamant of their sects. Since my school days, I’ve been observing a tremendous heat of sectarian crises burning everyone of the region, and we don’t want this to further flame up the new generation. Our religion teaches us to spread the blanket of love, not abhorrence. We must follow the guiding principles of our religion, which teach us to serve humanity and be a human. We’re Muslims and Muslims must have a relationship of brotherhood among themselves. Our Prophet (PBUH) should be our role model, who taught us to go towards the right path and he has kept a good example not to become intransigents and aggressive on very minuscule things, instead of this He taught us to bear and pardon. If we keep following the teachings of our religion, then we can wait to hear many good omens from birds, and we will be happily flying as a dove on the globe spreading a message of peace to everyone. Hopefully, and surely, we won’t take any weapon in our hands to harm anyone, instead of this, we will fire through a flower, and every leaf of flower must be a bullet of respect, care, smile, and love. This is how we want to treat people, and please non-natives, never try to pluck up our flowers from the garden (Gilgit-Baltistan), because we love each other and will be loving Insha’Allah! We’re one in many different physical appearances.

Moreover, Gilgit-Baltistan can be a proud province of Pakistan if declared as a new province constitutionally. Though, we’ve had been a great patriots of our beloved country, and it’s worth mentioning here that we’ve sacrificed and embraced martyrdoms in the name of Pakistan, but I would really like to see Gilgit-Baltistan as a new province of Pakistan for which every citizen of the region is wishing. Furthermore, it would be really nice to see if running government will further show its importance to Gilgit-Baltistan, because it is prospered and covered by the beauty of nature and we want to bring this beauty in front of every citizen of the globe, and if kept an eye on this, then it can collectively benefit our Pakistan and the people of the region which will be a reason to boom our economy. This is how we can head up to see our beloved country developing every nano-second to compete other countries around the globe.

Finally, we must loud our voice against anything which isn’t happening for the welfare of our country, because it’s our mother and we must take care of our mothers, and yeah, it should be our responsibility as well being an accountable.

My mother has just given me a birth, but my land has nurtured me throughout my life, for this, I’m very grateful. God bless Pakistan, God bless green and white. Pakistan Zindabad, Gilgit-Baltistan Painda-Abad!


Published in Passu Times English Dated 18th October, 2016

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