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Political parties sign “Misaq-e-Gilgit-Baltistan” in Islamabad

PT Correspondent

Islamabad, April 6: Representatives of a large number of political parties met two days back in Islamabad at the Gilgit-Baltistan house to discuss various options for the future of the constitutionally deprived region.

After thorough deliberations, the parties decided to sign a charter of agreement called the “Misaq-e-GilgitBaltistan”. The Misaq, agreement, seeks to present a consensus voice for resolving the six decades long constitutional limbo in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Three clauses of the Misaq were:

  • Complete constitutional status for the Gilgit-Baltistan region demanded
  • Use the natural and other resources for regional development, the govt was urged
  • Revival of the state-subject rule in the Gilgit-Baltistan region was demanded

Some experts are of the view that the demand for complete constitutional rights cannot go along with the demands for revival of the state-subject rule.

It is pertinent to note that a lot of progress has been made on the front of establishing consensus among the various political groups in the region on a future governance model that helps reduce the feelings of alienation and subjugation currently prevailing in the Gilgit-Blatistan region.

The meeting was attended by representatives from many important political groups, including PTI, Balawaristan National Front, BNSO, MWM, PPP and APML, as well as a number of journalists and activists.

The participants of the meeting urged all the political parties to include these three points in their election manifestos.

2 thoughts on “Political parties sign “Misaq-e-Gilgit-Baltistan” in Islamabad

  1. Can anobody please eloborate what is this “state-subject rule” and what potential implecations of the stated rule after its revival on Gilgit-Baltistan and GBians??? Can any subject specialst please enlighten the ordinary GBions on this improtant topic. Thanks

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