Is Gilgit-Baltistan going to be a separate province?

Is Gilgit-Baltistan going to be a separate province?

Is Gilgit-Baltistan going to be a separate province?

Some federal government leaders have told the media that the government has decided to amend Pakistan’s constitution to give Gilgit-Baltistan conditional provincial status. keep the name as confidential, law ministry officials said the decision had been made, keeping in mind the aspirations of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to give Gilgit-Baltistan a separate provincial status. According to the Ministry of Law, it has been decided to amend Article One and 51 of the Constitution in this regard. He also said that amendments would be made in Articles 257 and 258.

Despite being administratively controlled by Pakistan since 1947, Gilgit-Baltistan has not yet gained provincial status in Pakistan as a federation and has no constitutional or political share in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan passed a Self-Empowerment Order on August 29, 2009. With the President of Pakistan’s approval, the Gilgit-Baltistan government was formed with Raja Jalal Hussain as Governor and DIG (retd) Mir Afzal Khan as Chief Minister fulfilling responsibilities. It may be mentioned that the Gilgit Assembly and the Supreme Applet Court have also been set up separately.


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