Lost in the noise of elections, many of us may not have had the time to study the presidential order under which Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) would be functioning.
Skeptics say that “the order”, lacking any constitutional protection, doesn’t have any significance for our region.
Others argue that by making the distinction between Kashmir, Pakistan and Gilgit – Baltistan clearer, the issue of identity has been resolved, to a major extent.
The administrative and judicial reforms are also being counted as positive aspects of the “Empowerment Order”.
While some may think that it’s too late to discuss it, I truly think that we all need to read and understand this document to fully comprehend the capacities and incapacities of the assembly that people of the region have voted for.
Click HERE to download pdf version of the document. Study it, in detail, and then let’s discuss.