Provincial status to GB: Supreme Court issues important instructions

Provincial status to GB: Supreme Court issues important instructions
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ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has issued important instructions over the status of the Gilgit Baltistan.

SC directed the federal government to take prompt decision on granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Balistan in line with the recommendations of the special committee for constitutional and administrative reforms in G-B.

A seven-judge larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, took up 32 cases concerning the region’s constitutional status.

The main constitutional petition was filed by the GB Bar Council through its vice-chairman Javed Ahmed.

A member of bench wondered if India is giving special status to Kashmir by amending Article 370 of its constitution, why could Pakistan not grant provisional provincial status to GB .

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