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Ghanche district, Gilgit-Baltistan | Commons

Pakistan finalises law to give provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan, says report

Dawn newspaper reported that amendments would be introduced to give the region representation in Parliament, besides the establishment of the provincial assembly in the territory.

Voting on for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election amid tight security

As many as 330 candidates, including four women, are contesting for 23 seats going up for grabs, according to polling officials.
Members of the security forces stand guard at an entrance to Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg

Beijing’s CPEC is the new East India Company in Balochistan

In ‘Balochistan’, Francesca Marino writes that Pakistan is turning Gwadar and other coastal areas of Balochistan into a Chinese Kaliningrad.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Photo: Facebook | ImranKhanOfficial

Does Imran Khan’s Gilgit-Baltistan vow mean Pakistan has accepted India’s Article 370 move?

In Gilgit-Baltistan, geography trumps politics. And China, India and Pakistan are in the new Great Game.
File image of Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava | Photo: ANI

India rejects Pakistan’s move to grant status of province for Gilgit-Baltistan

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said such attempts are intended to camouflage illegal occupation and Pakistan cannot hide the grave human rights violations in these occupied territories.
File photo of Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan | @ImranKhanOfficial/Twitter

Pakistan PM Imran Khan grants provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan

The announcement comes amid massive protests in the country against Imran Khan's govt over the issue, including reports of Saudi Arabia removing the region from Pakistan's map.
India and Pakistan flag | Representational image | YouTube

Gilgit-Baltistan polls are cosmetic exercises to hide illegal occupation by Pakistan, says MEA

The MEA said Pakistan has no locus standi on territories ‘illegally and forcibly occupied’ by it and asked to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation.
File photo | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Pakistan’s ‘upgrade’ of Gilgit-Baltistan is linked to the India-China stand-off

The ‘inclusion’ of Gilgit-Baltistan into Pakistan legalises the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor activity in the region, and allows greater Chinese ingress.
Ghanche district, Gilgit-Baltistan | Commons

Pakistan to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to full-fledged province with all constitutional rights

Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs, Ali Amin Gandapur Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would soon visit the region and make the formal announcement.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI via Reuters

Pakistan’s new map an opportunity for India. Now, Delhi just needs to play its cards right

Pakistan’s brash map-making, bereft as it is of any historical buttress, may just have given India an edge on its claims over Gilgit-Baltistan. Let the talks begin.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.