Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been accusing the people of Gilgit-Baltistan of being involved in the killings in Karachi and Balochistan. In fact, he never lets go of any opportunity to lay the blame for the killings in these places on the people of GB, most probably because he knows that the 2.5 million people, who are not even represented in the national parliament, will not be able to challenge him. The minister needs to substantiate his allegations with proof, if he has any. If he cannot prove the allegations, then he should keep silent.

A number of people from Gilgit-Baltistan have been killed in Karachi and other cities of the country, but so far none of the killers have been arrested or even identified. Will it be justifiable, in this situation, to say that the people of Pakistan are killing the people of GB? It will not, because, it is not the truth. Even if some people of GB are involved in terrorism or other crimes, the learned senator shall not mention the name of GB, because they are in no way representatives of the peaceful people who live in the highlands.

Noor Muhammad,

Islamabad, November 7.