Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicGilgit Baltistan

Topic: Gilgit Baltistan

Death in Gilgit-Baltistan—suicides, poverty, unemployment and Islamabad’s neglect

The govt of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has announced a strategy to curb the increasing suicide cases through counseling sessions in schools and colleges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.