by Abbas Ali Khan
The new reforms package, keeping in view the past history, is a progressive step for it recognises the fundamental human rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. But it seems that the media in Pakistan is not fully aware of the history of Gilgit-Baltistan because it often describes the region as part of Jammu and Kashmir. A reputed national daily in its headline even named Gilgit-Baltistan as Northern Areas of Kashmir rather than its previous name of Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Renaming the region, one hopes, would end the confusion and help promote its political position as a separate entity from Kashmir.
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