The Supreme Court of Pakistan gave written order regarding the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB)

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday, gave written order in regarding the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and the grant of basic rights to its resident.

The order states that no piece of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan can be abrogated or changed without legislation.

The Gilgit-Baltistan Order, 2018 was prior opposed by protestors hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan who requested that GB ought to be announced a partof Pakistan as opposed to being directed through presidential orders.

The proposed changes draft expresses that the government intends to allow GB the status of a interim province, “subject to the choice of the plebiscite to be led under the UN goals”, with all benefits given by the Constitution. However it needs amendment in constitution which needs a two-thirds majority in the parliament and “would take time”. Therefore, as an interim measure, the government plans to give such fundamental rights to GB residents as enjoyed by the people of any other province.

Download and Read full order of Supreme Court on Constitutional status of Gilgit Baltistan.


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