I came across some articles on shandur. To my utter surprise people write on shandur, without personal knowledge, ignorant of its geo political and geo cultural history.
To begin with the article of my brother Mr.Karim Ullah, who is seemed to be mesmerized by the meaningless and groundless statement of Fida Ali Sahib, member legislative assembly Gilgit Baltistan and those of Mr.Gohar Hussain and Mr.Fida Ali Gharze Sahib.
It is evident by perusal of Karim Ullah’s article that the scribe has no knowledge and information about the history, culture and geography of shandur. He has neither studied the fiction of Mr Sarfaraz Shah nor has read the Haqaiq nama of shandur. An ignorant person, instead to be a mediator, Better to sleep in the “Toms Paradise”. He has no right to spoil papers writing on a rejected MOU and re agitate it.
Yes he has a democratic right to say and write any think in fever of Muhammad Ali Mujahid, who has no concern with shandur but just supporting some unjustified and extraneous ideas about MOU, which has already been rejected by the people of laspur through highly circulated media source.
The historical facts and ground realities about shandur cannot be negated by mere surmises and conjectures.
Is the statement of Narendra Modi, Indian premier, published in print and electronic media few days back, not sufficient to open the slumbered eyes of Mr.Karim Ullah. What to say about the article of Mr.Fida Ali Gharze in series, shandur has never been disputed till 2010, when some people from Gilgit Baltistan started claiming over shandur on extraneous pointations which has remained inseparable(integral) part of chitral during Rais rule, Katoor dynasty and Khoshwaqht dynasty rule over chitral state, after independence, partisan, creations of Pakistan till date.
Besides others it is on record and annals of history that in 1926 Sir Shuja_Ul_Mulk the then ruler of chitral constructed a banglow in shandur in his domain and on 16 August 1928, the commandant Gilgit scout the then PA Gilgit got written permission to stay in the said banglow through Caption Cobe. APA chitral from the ruler of chitral. Isn’t it sufficient proof? Fida Ali Shah Gharze in his article took U turn, as expected, keeping shandur aside, fruitlessly argued on chitral scouts and gilgit scouts. (Which are both a chapter of pride for us).
It is a saying in Persia, that “Shunida Kai Bowad Manind_E_Deeda”. The question is how Gharzi sahib by a single strike of pen dared to ignore the century long standing summer houses of six villages of laspur valley in Punjilasht agricultural land, commanded by channel, besides government installations of KPK chitral and continued the series of frivolous stories. There is no duality of opinion that we all are highly proud of our Pakistan Army, Chitral Scouts, Gilgit Scouts, besides, we are raising our voice against the subvertive extraneous agents who sometimes speak from New Delhi and sometimes raising sounds from Gilgit against shandur. A friendly suggestion is preferred to Gohar Sahib, Fida Ali Sahib and Karim ullah Sahib that before taking pen about shandur, they are requested to study pre partition post partition history of the region in special reference to shandur and in third series to study shandur after 1947, closely revisiting with open eyes, the geo cultural history and ground realities on the spot, if after all, to continue the series of articles for their own satisfactions.
Besides all your efforts, remarks the century’s old brotherly and close relations of the inhabitants of chitral and Ghazer Gilgit will never be affected, How numerous your articles and series may be. Have a nice time but with positive outlook.
Note: That anyone who illegally claims over any integral part of our land, to us, stands on the same footing as that of RAW of India. — Muhammad Meraj Uddin, Chitral 23 Aug 2016