GB Legislative Assembly Approve Resolution to Demand Provisional Status of Gilgit Baltistan

September 13th, 201210:50 am

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GB Legislative Assembly Approve Resolution to Demand Provisional Status of Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit: On Wednesday Sept 12th 2012 the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan approved a resolution demanding complete provincial status for the Gilgit – Baltistan region. The resolution was jointly proposed by MLA Muhammad Ayub (Ghizar District) and Mutabiat Shah (Hunza – Nagar District) of PPP, Amina Ansari (Ghanche District) of PML(Q) and Agha Muhammad Ali and Raja Azam (Skardu District) of MQM. Deedar Ali (Independent candidate) was also part of the group moving the resolution.

The resolution is then supported by most of the assembly members except Nawaz Khan Naji, Rehmat Khaliq and Raziuddin Rizvi anad also by the political leader of Azad Jammu Kashmir. By Opposing this resolution Nawaz Khan Naji stated that Gilgit Baltistan is a part of Kashmir dispute which is under consideration in the United Nations from so many years, and no Pakistani President or prime Minister cannot change this until the Kashmir resolution resolved. They instead demand internal autonomy for Gilgit Baltistan under the supervision of the United Nations.

The Resolution is yet to be approved by Gilgit Baltistan Council, headed by the sitting Prime Minister of Pakistan.