Pakistan set to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province

Pakistan set to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, a move that may raise concerns in India as it borders the disputed Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Pakistan’s minister for inter-provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told Geo TV that a committee headed by Advisor of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to Gilgit-Baltistan. “The committee recommended that Gilgit-Baltistan should be made a province of Pakistan,” Pirzada said on Tuesday.
He also said that a constitutional amendment would be made to change the status of the region, through which the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes.
Gilgit-Baltistan is treated as a separate geographical entity by Pakistan. It has a regional assembly and an elected Chief Minister.
Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh are four provinces of Pakistan.

One Response to "Pakistan set to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province"

  1. SKChadha   March 16, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Where is JKLF leadership? Why don’t they have opinion on this news? The entire world is watching them ….. 😀


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