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Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur addresses public gathering during the election campaign in GB near Kashrot area. — APP

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur addresses public gathering during the election campaign in GB near Kashrot area. — APP
GILGIT: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur on Saturday announced that the federal government had decided to elevate the status of Gilgit-Baltistan to a province.
Taking exception to Mr Gandapur’s visit to GB and his election activities in the region, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday accused the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) central government of violating election rules.
Mr Gandapur, along with PTI chief organiser Saifullah Khan Nyazee and secretary general Irshad Dad, arrived in Gilgit for taking part in the campaign for his party candidates in the upcoming GB elections.
Addressing a party gathering in Kashrot Gilgit, the minister said the long-standing demand of the GB people was not fulfilled during the last seven decades. The decision to make GB a province of Pakistan was taken about four months ago, he added.
PPP, PML-N term federal minister’s visit to region violation of election rules
“It was amazing for me to hear that the GB people had liberated themselves from the Dogra rule and decided to annex the region to Pakistan unconditionally,” he said.
He alleged that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif had opposed the decision of declaring GB as a province of Pakistan. He criticised the PPP and PML-N for not granting constitutional rights to GB people during their governments and ignoring the GB people.
He appe`aled to GB people to vote for Imran Khan in the GB elections, promising that issues of the GB people would be resolved on a priority basis.
The minister said an economic and industrial zone would be established in GB under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Mr Gandapur also spoke at party gatherings in Diamer on Friday where he announced some development projects, including construction of education institutions, roads and health units.
Pre-poll rigging
Meanwhile, local leaders of the PPP and PML-N have criticised the federal government for sending Mr Gandapur to Gilgit during electioneering in the region, saying that by announcing development projects for the region at the time when the election is very near the federal minister is violating election rules.
Declaring it pre-poll rigging, they protested against the federal minister’s visit in GB ahead of the election and announcement of development projects.
Addressing a press conference PPP senior vice president Jamil Ahmed, secretary information Sadia Danish said that the GB election commissioner had failed to implement elections rules.
The PPP had submitted a petition in the GB chief court, challenging violation of election rules in GB and asking the court to direct the federal minister to leave GB.
Mr Ahmed said that under the Election Act 2017, office holders in the federal government, including the president and prime minister, were not allowed to take part in election activities.
They said protests would be organised if the minister continued violating election rules. They alleged that 1,700 fake postal ballets for PTI candidates in Astore had been found by returning officers in Diamer.
PML-N president in GB Hafeezur Rahman had given a 48-hour ultimatum for expulsion of the federal minister from GB.
According a press release, Mr Rahman has threatened to lay siege to chief secretary houses to ensure a free and fair elections in GB.
He blamed the chief election commissioner and the caretaker government of failing to ensure a free and fair elections. He also accused the federal minister of using the bureaucracy and the government’s resources to influence the election.
He said the federal minister was announcing creation of districts, tehsils and development projects during public gatherings. There were no such open violations of election rules in the region in the past, he said, adding that the president, prime minister and ministers were not allowed to visit GB after announcement of election schedules.
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Protest as much as you want. Does PMLN and PPP think specially PMLN that after their recent stunt they would matter next? Like i said in another thread army needs not be to involved in anything it comes down to people and people should make the final choice whether they want these terrorist and treacherous parties at the helm or someone honest who might not be perfect but at the very least does not speak the agenda and tongue of Modi and his india.
 

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Govt decides granting provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan: PM Imran Khan
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GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the federal government took the decision to grant the status of a province to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region, ARY News reported on Sunday.



Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan participated Azadi Parade after reaching Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on the occasion of the National Day celebrations of the region. PM Imran Khan is accompanied by Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, other ministers and officials during his visit to GB region.

While addressing the ceremony, PM Imran Khan said that the decision for giving provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan (GB) region was taken in accordance with the United Nations (UN) resolutions.


PM Imran Khan is accompanied by Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, other ministers and officials during his visit to GB region.
During his visit, the premier will also review the development work on Diamer Bhasha Dam and visit Astore National Park.

The spokesperson of the GB chief minister, Faizullah Firaq said that November 1 is the independence day of Gilgit Baltistan. He said that PM Imran Khan and GB interim chief minister will pay a visit to Yadgar-e-Shuhada and lay floral wreath on the graves at the monument of martyrs.

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Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that on Sunday that Gilgit-Baltistan will get a provisional provincial status. He made the comments at a public gathering in Gilgit held to mark the 73rd Independence Day of the region.
The government has decided “to grant Gilgit-Baltistan the provisional provincial status which was a long-standing demand of the people of the region”, Khan proclaimed. The decision has been taken within the framework of UN Security Council resolutions, the premier added.
During his speech, Khan also paid tribute "to GB scouts and those shuhada (martyrs) who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the region”.
Welcoming the decision, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry congratulated the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. “The residents of GB would now enjoy all constitutional rights as granted to other provinces,” he tweeted.


PM Imran Khan announces granting Gilgit-Baltistan provisional provincial status






Prime Minister Imran Khan attends the Azadi Parade in Gilgit-Baltistan. Photo: Geo News screengrab

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan announced granting the provisional-provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday as he arrived in the area to attend its 73rd Independence Day celebrations.
"One of the reasons for me coming to Gilgit-Baltistan is to announce that we have decided to grant Gilgit-Baltistan the provisional provincial status," he said. "We have taken this decision keeping in mind the UN Security Council's resolutions," added the prime minister.
PM Imran said that he could not announce or talk about the development packages for Gilgit-Baltistan since it would be a violation of the stated procedures as elections were about to take place in the area.
"However, I will tell you that it is our government's foremost policy to uplift Pakistan's poor that amount to 25% of the population and the country's backward areas," he said.
The prime minister said that one of the many reasons Gilgit-Baltistan remained backwards was because it was "cut off" from the rest of Pakistan.
"Insha'Allah you will see in the coming days, our development plans will go there [backward areas]," he said.

Pakistan secure because of our armed forces, says PM Imran Khan
Turning his guns towards India, PM Imran said that the most racist and Hindu supremacist government in history was in power in India. He said that the citizenship and registration laws were enacted to target Muslims in the country.
PM Imran said that he could not stress enough the importance of a strong army for a nation's security. "Pakistan is secure today because of its armed forces," he said. "Our army is the main reason why we haven't suffered the same fate as many other Muslim countries."
He blamed India for promoting sectarian hate in Pakistan, saying that New Delhi was behind fanning hate between the Shia and Sunni sects in Pakistan. The prime minister felicitated Pakistan's intelligence agencies for rendering ineffective India's conspiracies to spread anarchy in the country.

So-called democrats are discrediting army, judiciary: PM Imran Khan
The premier lashed out at the Opposition, saying that so-called democrats in the country were targeting the military and the judiciary.
"Those who call themselves democrats have started a programme according to which they are discrediting the country's judiciary and military," he said.
He blamed the Opposition for trying to establish the narrative that General Elections 2018 in Pakistan were rigged. After that, the prime minister said, they tried to blackmail him on the economy and the coronavirus situation.
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PM Imran accused the Opposition of attempting to blackmail him so he can forgive them for their alleged corruption. "Their interest is against Pakistan's interest and this is happening. All of them have become one," he said.
The prime minister said that since the Opposition cannot blackmail him, they have turned their guns towards the ISI chief.
"I thank Allah that they are speaking out against the army chief and the ISI chief. This means I was right in selecting them [to their posts]," he said. "Because if these robbers are speaking out against them then that means these two are correct people."
He said that if one were to study the history of the Muslims of the sub-continent, he/she would realise that Muslims always used to fight with determination. "However, the most damage that was inflicted on the Muslims was through people of their own, their Mir Jafars and Mir Sadiqs," he said, referring to the Opposition.
"These people are now speaking the language of Narendra Modi. All heads of states congratulated me on the way we handled the Pulwama situation," he said, adding that it was disappointing what Ayaz Sadiq was saying about Abhinandan.
"I want to make it clear right now — Imran Khan will never forgive these dacoits," he said.

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watch the first video.
He's plain dictator, who is hell bent to deliver what enemies of Pakistan couldn't achieve in 70 years.... i.e, divide, followed by civil war.
At the moment, he's busy consolidating power, once he has his own mafia in police and army, he'll use article 243 of constitution to appoint any XYZ as new ISI chief.

On the subject matter.. decision is beyond his jurisdiction, it's matter of national security.. and all matters of national interest and security must be validated through referendum.
 
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" Inaccordance with UN resolution"



Extremely important point. This will keep our claims alive on Indian occupied Kashmir. But at the same time will cement our economic pathway to China, burying Indian concerns.

India should learn from IK how things are done, not by inviting hundreds of thousands of troops and by imposing curfew and stripping special status. But by giving more rights to people.


Pakistan should develop GB a model province, like Pakistani Kashmir is thousand times better and peaceful than Indian occupied Kashmir.

Excellent decision after merger of FATA. The PTI government has taken some really good steps that will effect generations to come.


:pakistan: :smitten:
 

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He's plain dictator, who is hell bent to deliver what enemies of Pakistan couldn't achieve in 70 years.... i.e, divide, followed by civil war.
At the moment, he's busy consolidating power, once he has his own mafia in police and army, he'll use article 243 of constitution to appoint any XYZ as new ISI chief.

On the subject matter.. decision is beyond his jurisdiction, it's matter of national security.. and all matters of national interest and security must be validated through referendum.
Uniting Pakistan is bad for u. So sad.

Meanwhile gilgit baltistan people are celebrating
 

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