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UKPNP Chairman says part of J-K illegally held by Pakistan since 1947

According to a UN resolution, Pakistan is obligated to ensure life, liberty, the dignity of the people of Pakistan-occupied and Gilgit Baltistan, the chairman said.
Shaukat Ali Kashmiri said UKPNP is opposed to the use of religion as a weapon and terrorism as a foreign policy tool.(AP File Photo)
Shaukat Ali Kashmiri said UKPNP is opposed to the use of religion as a weapon and terrorism as a foreign policy tool.(AP File Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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Violent protests continue in Gilgit Baltistan against ‘rigged’ elections by Imran Khan govt

The protesters burnt tyres and blocked the roads to show their anger and frustration. Pakistan PM Khan’s PTI has won a majority of the 23 assembly seats and is poised to form the government.
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (not pictured) in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (not pictured) in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 10:31 AM IST
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Gilgit Baltistan (PoK) | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan plays the role of supplicant to Chinese expansion | Analysis

Pakistan does not have territorial contiguity with China; it is only through the Occupied Kashmir and Northern Areas, precisely through the territories of Gilgit-Baltistan, that Pakistan has been able to link with China.
China's President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP File Photo)
China's President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

‘Pakistan illegally occupying Gilgit-Baltistan’: Rajnath Singh in Bihar

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said this while addressing rallies in Chiraiya, Sugauli, Bathnaha and Khajauli, where voting will be held in the third phase on November 7. The Bihar Assembly elections are being held in three phases and the results will be announced on November 10.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses election rally in Bihar on November 2.(Twitter/@rajnathsingh)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses election rally in Bihar on November 2.(Twitter/@rajnathsingh)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus, 16 killed

Rescue workers dug for hours in hopes of finding survivors, but called off the search late Sunday after recovering 16 bodies, including the driver and four soldiers traveling to their posts, said local police officer Wakil Khan.
The bus was pushed into a deep ditch and buried along a mountainous road while traveling to the scenic town of Skardu in the Gilgit Baltistan region from the city of Rawalpindi in Punjab province.(AP file photo)
The bus was pushed into a deep ditch and buried along a mountainous road while traveling to the scenic town of Skardu in the Gilgit Baltistan region from the city of Rawalpindi in Punjab province.(AP file photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 11:57 PM IST
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Islamabad, Pakistan | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Pak oppn alliance against Imran Khan is crumbling, with some help from the army

Opposition leaders’ meeting with army chief ahead of their grand alliance formation has led to doubting and accusations within the grouping.
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (R), Shahbaz Sharif (C) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (R), Shahbaz Sharif (C) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak oppn divided over army dictating policy on Gilgit Baltistan

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif criticises a meeting of her uncle and other party leaders of the alliance with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence director general Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to discuss the prospects of giving GB the status of a province.
Pakistan opposition leaders during a press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders during a press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan to hold assembly elections in disputed Gilgit Baltistan on Nov 15

New Delhi considers GB a part of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and has consistently opposed changes made in the disputed region by the Pakistani government.
A protest in New Delhi against Pakistan over illegal annexure of Gilgit Baltistan into Pakistan.(ANI)
A protest in New Delhi against Pakistan over illegal annexure of Gilgit Baltistan into Pakistan.(ANI)
Published on Sep 23, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan’s 39-yr-old NSA a key player in army’s Gilgit move that suits China

The change of Gilgit-Baltistan’s status fits in well with Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf’s long-standing project to turn the Line of Control with India into an International Border
Pakistan’s National Security Adviser with foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at an army briefing during their visit to the Line of Control in August(Twitter/@YusufMoeed)
Pakistan’s National Security Adviser with foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at an army briefing during their visit to the Line of Control in August(Twitter/@YusufMoeed)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Pak to make Gilgit Baltistan its 5th province despite India’s protests

Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon visit the region and make the formal announcement, said Ali Amin Gandapur, Pakistan’s minister for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Affairs.
Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit.(Reuters file)
Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit.(Reuters file)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

First CPEC and now China’s Covid-19: Gilgit-Baltistan’s growing woes | Opinion

Gilgit-Baltistan is not a constitutional part of Pakistan and therefore survives on financial handouts from Islamabad.
There is only one Covid-19 testing centre for the entire Gilgit-Baltistan territory with capacity to test 15 people per day.
There is only one Covid-19 testing centre for the entire Gilgit-Baltistan territory with capacity to test 15 people per day.
Updated on May 07, 2020 07:52 AM IST
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India questions Pakistan over holding polls in Gilgit Baltistan

A senior Pakistani diplomat was served a “demarche” to lodge India’s strong protest against the Pakistan supreme court’s recent order allowing the setting up of a caretaker administration in Gilgit-Baltistan to hold fresh elections, people familiar with developments said.
On April 30, Pakistan’s supreme court allowed authorities to amend the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 to set up a caretaker administration in the region to conduct fresh elections.(PTI File Photo)
On April 30, Pakistan’s supreme court allowed authorities to amend the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 to set up a caretaker administration in the region to conduct fresh elections.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 01:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Pakistan says its policy of restraint on LoC should not be treated as weakness

The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson warned that any Indian “misadventure” on the LoC and Working Boundary could lead to a strategic miscalculation.
A view of an Indian border post near fencing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot Sector in Poonch.(PTI File Photo)
A view of an Indian border post near fencing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot Sector in Poonch.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 09:12 PM IST
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