By: Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Gilgit, Nov 24: The Northern Areas Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution to rename the Northern Areas of Pakistan as “Gilgit-Baltistan”. According to sources, about 18 members of NALA supported the resolution however, the members from Ghizer and Diamer walked- out from the session.
Malik Maskeen, Speaker NALA after the approval, forwarded the resolution to Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas for further approval.
Public circles have regarded this as a historical and bold step however expressed hopelessness regarding its approval from the KANA division. People have also shown their concerns on lack of consensus on the name and demanded to debate such issues among all districts of Northern Areas before taking any step. Details also available at Dawn