Giving GB ‘interim province’ status on the cards
Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem - File Photo
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was working on the 'constitutional package' of Gilgit-Baltistan to give it the status of an ‘interim province’, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the official told the media during a briefing that law minister chaired a high-level meeting on the constitutional package of Gilgit-Baltistan in Islamabad.
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and GB Ali Amin Gandapur and Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khursheed.
According to the spokesperson, the meeting discussed in detail the draft of the legal package of Gilgit-Baltistan. The spokesperson said that the detailed legal and constitutional issues were discussed regarding the status of Gilgit-Baltistan as an ‘interim province’.
The spokesperson said for the first time in Pakistan's 74-year history, work was underway to make Gilgit-Baltistan an ‘interim province’.
He said the constitutional package on GB was formulated keeping in view the United Nations resolutions and the suggestions and the drafts would be sent to the Prime Minister Imran Khan soon.
Reporter: Amanat Gishkori