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Gilgit-Baltistan review: Alok Bansal's book a great starting point in understanding the elusive region
Locals often complain that no official of GB was ever part of any decision making CPEC forums. Available information in the CPEC “Master Plan” simply marks the Northern Areas for “resource exploitation” apart from being a logistics channel. The ...

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Times of India

Pakistan government constitutes panel to review legal status of disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region
Times of India
The apex court had given the instructions while hearing 32 identical petitions concerning the constitutional status of the disputed territory. The main constitutional petition was filed by the Gilgit-Baltistan bar council through its vice-chairman ...

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Times Now

Pakistan govt constitutes panel to review legal status of disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region
Times Now
Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Thursday constituted a committee to review the legal status of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, which India considers a part of Jammu and Kashmir. Known as the Northern Areas, Pakistan plans to announce Gilgit ...

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Bilawal assails govt for financial crisis, price hike
Under the presidential order, he said, the GB people got their identity and the name of Northern Areas had been replaced with Gilgit-Baltistan. Under the order, he said, the GB people had been granted administrative provincial set-up and empowered to ...

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Committee set up to examine GB reforms, court told
786 (1) of Sept 9, 2009, and the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self Governance Order 2009 (amended in February 2015) empowering the minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas (KANA) to act as GB governor). Recalling the 1999 verdict which ...

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Recent Wave of Terrorism in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan Region
The Jamestown Foundation
The recent wave of terrorist attacks on girls' schools in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan has once again highlighted the fact that no region of Pakistan is safe from terrorism and militancy. The mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan region ...

SC formed committtee for GB governance reforms
Recalling the 1999 verdict which had held that the two million people of Northern Areas were citizens of Pakistan, the counsel said the judgement had ordered the federal government to make administrative and legislative measures for ensuring the people ...

Several killed as bus crashes into ravine in northern Pakistan
The accident took place late on Sunday night on a remote road winding through steep mountains near the boundary between Kohistan and the Gilgit-Baltistan region, about 200km north of the capital Islamabad, senior police official Raja Abdul Saboor told ...
At Least 17 Killed In Bus Crash In Northern PakistanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Bus falls into gorge, 17 killed in north PakistanThe Daily Herald
Bus falls into gorge, 17 killed in north

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The importance of Gilgit Baltistan
The Nation
The British were desperate to make sure that their northern border was clear so that Russian could not sneak down through Pamirs and Hindukush into Chitral and Gilgit. Lord Curzon visited this inaccessible area even before becoming viceroy of India.