GB govt hopes federal commission will resolve border disputes with KPK

GB govt
Gilgit: The meeting was chaired by CM Mehdi Shah

Gilgit, September 22: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has expressed hope that a commission formed by the federal government will be able to resolve the Diamer-Bhasha boundary row and other border disputes with KPK, including the dispute over ownership of the Shandur plateau.

This was stated today during a high level meeting held here in Gilgit. Other issues discussed included maintenance of law and order during the month of Muharram.

Overall law and order situation was also discussed and the Inspector General of Police and Chief Secretary were tasked to coordinate with their counterparts in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province to ensure safety of passengers of the KKH and Nara-Kaghan, access from Chilas through the Babusar pass.

The planting of a bomb near a Masjid the other day had created panic and fear in the region. In this regard, the authorities decided to tackle the nefarious, anti-peace, elements with iron fist۔

It is pertinent to note that despite of spending hundreds of millions of rupees on raising and sustaining numerous paramilitary forces, the government of Gilgit-Baltistan has failed to control the law and order situation in the region. The government is being harshly criticized for failing to check the movement of people carrying bombs.

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