The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Assembly has adopted a resolution seeking for the region to be immediately declared an interim province. The resolution, passed in the third session of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly on March 9, has been seen as a historic measure.

The resolution seeks that Gilgit-Baltistan be represented in Pakistan’s National Assembly, Senate, and other Federal institutions as an interim province.

“For the grant of Interim Provincial status, the relevant bill seeking an amendment in the constitution should be done, with the careful consideration in mind that those amendments are in line with the United Nations Security Council resolution,” the resolution added. “This prestigious house also reaffirms its support for the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in their struggle to seek independence, on a political and moral level.”

A copy of the resolution has been sent to the Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The joint resolution has been unanimously adopted, and was moved by Chief Minister GB Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan, Leader of Opposition GB Assembly Amjad Hussain, Senior Minister Industries Col (R) Ubaid Ullah Baig, Labour GB Muhammad Kazim, Minister of Agriculture GB Rahmat Khalid, and Member of GB Assembly Ghulam Muhammad.


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