Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan’s frivolous planning of declaring Gilgit-Baltistan region as its fifth province is creating a political turmoil in the region.

Baloch leaders have warned Islamabad of grave repercussions stating that this development will only lead to a massive uprising by the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Calling Pakistan’s action unrealistic and impossible on every level while speaking to ANI here, United Kashmir People’s National Party Foreign Affairs Secretary Jamil Maqsood discarded the very fact of imagining a situation like this.

He further added that “Gilgit-Baltistan, which inhabits two million population is part of Jammu and Kashmir, that cannot be separated from rest of the state.It is utterly nonsensical because it needs local consensus on the matter as well and other formalities.

The Gilgit-Baltistan area is Pakistan’s northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

This development is the result of the report submitted by the adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaz Aziz led, committee of granting the region a provincial status, reports the GeoNews.

Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh are four provinces of Pakistan.

However, India claims the Gilgit-Baltistan area as an integral part of its territory.