Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Sunday announced granting the provisional-provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan region.
Leeds: Gilgit-Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja on Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir will be commemorating October 22 as the “Horror Day” as a protest against Pakistan’s occupation.
New Delhi: India on Tuesday opposed Pakistan's decision to hold an election in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region.
Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said the Pakistan Army officials are planning to execute brutal genocide and ethnic cleansing in Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan.
New Delhi: A former Indian Army General and strategic experts in a webinar recently weighed the options of India to work on non-military strategic methods to wrest back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
On August 8, 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan restored the Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018, suspending the decision of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan. A three-member SC bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the appeal moved by the federation. CJP Nisar observed, “The government needs to ensure that the people of GB have the same respect and rights as all others.”
Political persecution goes unabated in Gilgit-Baltistan. According to reports, Advocate Ehsan Ali, President of the Gilgit Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court Bar Association and ex-Chairman of Awami Action Committee (AAC) re-shared a photograph from a recent Iranian protests on social media on his Facebookpage in January (date not specified) 2018. The photograph, showing a woman protester sitting on a platform meant for prayer leaders in a mosque, had become a symbol of defiance of ordinary Iranians against the clerical regime in Iran. Soon after, fundamentalists started opposing the post calling it derogatory. Two FIRs (First Information Report) were filed on January 8, 2018, accusing Ali of “blasphemy” and also so making “fun of principal tenets of Islam”. The lawyer in the meantime (date not specified) removed the post, though there was hardly anything derogatory about the photo and also apologized to the people who found the post offensive and whose sentiments were hurt.