Gilgit-Baltistan issue – Explained, pointwise

Introduction As per media reports, Pakistani authorities have finalized a law to award provisional provincial status to strategically located Gilgit-Baltistan. Under the proposed law, the Supreme Appellate Court (SAC) of Gilgit-Baltistan may be abolished and the region’s election commission is likely to be merged with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). About Gilgit-Baltistan Gilgit-Baltistan is… Continue reading Gilgit-Baltistan issue – Explained, pointwise

Pakistan announces provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan

News: Pakistan Prime Minister has officially announced to convert the disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) into a full-fledged province.   Facts: Gilgit Baltistan: It is a region administered by Pakistan as an administrative territory.It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, Afghanistan to the north, China to the east and India to the southeast. Background:… Continue reading Pakistan announces provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan

India opposes Pakistan-China move to build major dam in Gilgit-Baltistan

News: Pakistan has signed a contract with Chinese state-run firm and Frontier Works Organisation, a commercial arm of Pakistan’s military for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha dam. Facts: Diamer-Bhasha Dam:It is located on the Indus River in northern Pakistan between Kohistan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Diamer district in Gilgit Baltistan. India’s Stand:It has opposed… Continue reading India opposes Pakistan-China move to build major dam in Gilgit-Baltistan

India lodges protest against Pak SC nod to elections in Gilgit-Baltistan

News:The Government of India has issued a strong protest over an order by the Pakistan Supreme Court allowing the government to hold elections in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Facts: Gilgit Baltistan:It is a region administered by Pakistan as an administrative territory.It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, Afghanistan to the north, China to the east… Continue reading India lodges protest against Pak SC nod to elections in Gilgit-Baltistan