The Karachi Agreement was a secret document which decided the political contours and governance of the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). However according to exiled Kashmiri activists the agreement was forged. There are larger geopolitical implications to this information, the ramifications of which GreatGameIndia will discuss in later reports.
Secret Karachi Agreement
For over 59 years, the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), was not aware of a secret agreement which decided the political contours and governance of the territory where they have been living. Now the exiled leaders of PoK and GB are feeling the biggest betrayal at the hands of Islamabad which came through the secret ‘Karachi Agreement’ allegedly signed between three parties in 1949.
The secret agreement, carrying ‘forged signatures’ of founder President of PoK, Sardar Ibrahim Khan, Chief of Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas and key representative of the Pakistan government Mushtak Gurmani, facilitated the forcible occupation of Gilgit-Baltistan by deceit, revealed Nasir Aziz Khan, exiled leader and chief spokesperson of United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP), a prominent political outfit in GB.
Haunted by Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for years, Nasir Khan and his party’s chief Shaukat Kashmiri now live in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.