“The Northern Areas (Gilgit and Baltistan) are part of Azad Kashmir, historically and constitutionally.
Under the Provisional Constitutional Act, 1974, the High Court has the right to hear all petitions concerning Azad Kashmir and the Court also has the right to hear cases in all matters pertaining to Northern Areas.
The Azad Kashmir government should establish administrative and legal institutions in these areas (GB).”
2002: Ex-PaK PM Offers Delhi Talks on Kashmir
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PAK), Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan, who was then the chairman of Pakistan’s National Kashmir Committee (NKC), said that he was ready for an unconditional dialogue with India to find an amicable settlement to the Kashmir problem. He had plans to send a delegation to India for the purpose.
In an hour-long interview with The Hindu over telephone from the PaK capital, Muzaffarabad, Khan said that Kashmiri leaders should be allowed to meet anywhere to provide a conducive environment for a comprehensive dialogue.
“The dialogue should not embarrass any party, and any idea of victory or defeat should be buried forever,” he said, adding that even the then Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, could not be ignored in a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute, a view opposed by the All-Party Hurriyat Conference.