Controversy over the Status of Giglit-Baltistan Within Govt. of Pakistan

Government of Pakistan is confused in dealing with the issue of the status of Gilgit-Baltistan. A very important strategic area and life line for Pak-China relationships, enriched with precious minerals, and water resources the area has become a battle field of international superpowers.

The questions in front of Pakistan is how to deal with its past mistakes of its ambiguous stance over the ownership of Gilgit-Baltistan which has provided mush stuff for the ongoing political ambulation and resistance. It was much easier 20 years back for Pakistan to bring the area into its constitutional fold and made it a permanent part of the country than it is now, because it is not only the international community which is divided over the status of Gilgit-Baltistan, also the fast growing educate middle class is in majority preferring a complete autonomy.

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