ایوا زوبیک پاکستان میں کیا کر رہی ہیں؟

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پاکستان میں اس برس جشنِ آزادی کے موقعے پر پاکستانی پرچم اوڑهے پولینڈ کی شہری ایوا زوبیک پاکستانی ذرائع ابلاغ کی توجہ کا مرکز رہیں۔

اس کی وجہ ان کی وہ ویڈیو بنی جس میں وہ جشنِ آزادی کے موقعے پر بظاہر پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایئر لائنز کے ایک طیارے میں کیکی چیلنج کرتی نظر آئیں۔

اس پر قومی احتساب بیورو کے چیئرمین نے نوٹس لیتے ہوئے پی آئی اے حکام سے وضاحت طلب کی کہ ایک غیر ملکی خاتون کو طیارے تک رسائی کیسے حاصل ہوئی؟

اس ویڈیو پر یہ اعتراض بھی کیا گیا کہ اس میں پاکستانی پرچم کی بےحرمتی ہوئی ہے۔

تاہم ایوا کی جانب سے ایک ویڈیو سامنے آئی جس میں انھوں نے وضاحت کی کہ ان کا مقصد پاکستان میں سیاحت کا فروغ تھا اور کچھ نہیں اور ان کے پاس تمام تر اجازت نامے موجود تھے۔ اس کے بعد کہیں جا کر معاملہ رفع دفع ہوا۔

اس بارے میں مزید پڑھیے

پی آئی اے، کیکی چیلنج اور نیب

KiKiChallenge# یہ ’کیکی چیلنج‘ کیا ہے؟

بی بی سی کے ساتھ حالیہ ایک گفتگو میں ایوا نے بتایا کہ وہ جہاز تو اصلی تھا ہی نہیں۔ مگر پہلے یہ تو معلوم ہو کہ وہ خود ہیں کون اور پاکستان میں کر کیا رہی ہیں؟

پاکستان میں دہشت گردی کے واقعات اور امن و امان کی خراب صورت حال خراب ہونے کے باعث گذشتہ کئی برسوں سے پاکستان میں غیر ملکی سیاحوں کی آمد میں واضح کمی ہوئی ہے۔

ایوا اس بات کو مانتی ہیں: ’یہاں آنے سے پہلے میں نے بھی پاکستان کے بارے میں جو سن رکھا تھا وہ زیادہ اچھا نہیں تھا۔‘

ایوا زوبیک
Image captionایوا پہاڑی علاقوں سے خاص طور پر متاثر نظر آتی ہیں

ایوا کا آبائی ملک پولینڈ ہے جبکہ وہ برطانیہ میں ایک لمبے عرصے تک مقیم رہی ہیں جہاں کی آکسفرڈ یونیورسٹی سے انھوں نے فرانسیسی اور جرمن زبانوں میں بی اے کی ڈگری لے رکھی ہے۔ گذشتہ چار برس تک وہ برطانیہ ہی میں کلچر ٹرپ نامی ایک کمپنی میں کام کرتی تھیں۔

یہ کمپنی سیرو تفریح کے مواقع کے حوالے سے معلومات فراہم کرتی ہے۔ ایوا کے مطابق اس کی ویب سائٹ پر پہلے ایک برس کے دوران ہی موجود ویڈیوز کو ایک کروڑ مرتبہ دیکھا جا چکا تھا جبکہ اس کو سوشل میڈیا پر نظر رکھنے والوں کی تعداد 50 لاکھ سے زیادہ تھی۔

اس کمپنی میں کام کرنے والی پہلی اہلکار ہونے سے قبل ایوا بیلجیئم کے شہر برسلز میں واقع یورپین پارلیمان میں بھی کام کر چکی ہیں۔ اس طرح وہ انگریزی اور پولش کے علاوہ اطالوی بھی بول سکتی ہیں۔

وہ پاکستان کب اور کیسے پہنچیں؟

ایوا نے اس برس کے آغاز میں سب کام وام چھوڑ چھاڑ بستر باندھا اور لندن چھوڑ دنیا کی سیر پر نکل پڑیں۔ وە اب تک چالیس سے زائد ممالک میں گھوم چکی ہیں۔

ان کا کہنا ہے کہ ’میں زیادە تر ایسی جگہوں کا انتخاب کرتی ہوں جو خوبصورت مگر نظروں سے بظاہر اوجھل ہوں اور زیادە لوگ اس طرف نہ جاتے ہوں۔‘

سب سے پہلے انھوں نے اپنے آبائی ملک پولینڈ کو نئے سرے سے دریافت کیا۔ پولینڈ کے سیاحتی بورڈ کے ساتھ اشتراک میں انھوں نے سیاحت کے فروغ کے لیے مہم چلائی۔

ایوا ایک وی لاگر ہیں یعنی وہ تصویروں اور ویڈیوز کے ذریعے ان مقامات کی کہانیاں سناتی ہیں جہاں وہ سیاحت کے لیے جاتی ہیں۔ اپنے وی لاگ کو وہ سوشل میڈیا خصوصا انسٹا گرام، فیس بک اور یو ٹیوب کے ذریعے ان کو فالو کرنے والے ہزاروں افراد تک پہنچاتی ہیں۔

صرف انسٹا گرام پر ان کے فالو کرنے والوں کی تعداد 70 ہزار سے زائد ہے۔ ان کا کہنا ہے کہ ان میں سے 30 ہزار انھیں پاکستان آنے کے بعد ملے ہیں۔

ایوا پہاڑوں سے خاص طور پر متاثر نظر آتی ہیں۔ شاید یہی وجہ تھی کہ انہوں نے پولینڈ کے بعد سیدھا نیپال کا رخ کیا اور ماؤنٹ ایورسٹ کے بیس کیمپ تک جا پہنچیں۔

وہاں سے اس برس اپریل میں وہ پہلی دفعہ اپنے سکول کی زمانے کی دوست کے کہنے پر پاکستان آئیں۔

ایوا زوبیک
Image captionایوا سیاحت کے لیے ایسی جگہوں کا انتخاب کرتی ہوں جو خوبصورت مگر نظروں سے بظاہر اوجھل ہوں، اور جہاں زیادہ لوگ نہیں جاتے

’یہاں آ کر مجھے معلوم ہوا کہ پاکستان اس کے بالکل برعکس ہے جو مغربی ذرائع ابلاغ میں ہمیں دکھایا جاتا ہے۔‘

پاکستان آنے سے قبل ان کا تصور یہ تھا کہ یہاں سیاحوں کو نشانہ بنایا جاتا ہے اور ’ویسے بھی یہاں دیکھنے کو کیا ہے، سوائے صحرا کے۔‘

مگر ان کی دوست نے انہیں تصویریں بھیجیں اور اصرار کیا کہ وہ پاکستان ضرور آئیں۔ ’وە خود کافی برس یہاں رە چکی تھی۔ ھر میں نے خود بھی تحقیق کی تو مجھے اشتیاق ہونا شروع ہوا۔‘

یہاں پہنچ کر وە سب سے پہلے وادئ ہنزە گئیں۔ ’آپ میری حیرت کا اندازە نہیں کر سکتے۔ میں پاکستان سے محبت میں گرفتار ہو گئی۔‘

تاہم دو ہفتے قیام کے بعد وہ آگے بڑھ گئیں۔ انھوں نے چین، ویتنام اور انڈیا کا سفر کیا۔ جون کے آخر میں تاہم وہ دوبارہ پاکستان واپس آ گئیں اور تب سے یہیں موجود ہیں اور پاکستان کے حوالے سے ان کے وی لاگ کافی مشہور ہو رہے ہیں۔

ایوا دوبارہ واپس کیوں آئیں؟

ایوا کے مطابق ان کی پاکستان واپسی کی وجہ پاکستان میں سیاحت کے حوالے سے بین الاقوامی سطح پایا جانے والا وہ منفی تاثر ہے جس کو بدلنے میں وہ اپنا کردار ادا کرنا چاہتی ہیں۔

’میں نے جتنے ملک گھومے ہیں مجھے محسوس ہوتا ہے کہ پاکستان ان میں سب سے زیادہ توجہ کا حقدار ہے کیونکہ یہ وہ ملک ہے جہاں سیاحت کے لیے بے شمار مواقع موجود ہیں مگر اس کے بارے میں غلط فہمیاں کافی زیادہ ہیں۔‘

وە لاہور اور کراچی سمیت کئی شہروں میں جا چکی ہیں۔ اور وہاں سے وی لاگ کر چکی ہیں اور چند ابھی منظرعام پر آنا باقی ہیں۔

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Image captionجشن آزادی پر کیا جانے والا کیکی چیلنج بھی پاکستان میں سیاحت کے فروغ کے سلسلے کی ایک کڑی تھا

ایوا کا کہنا ہے کہ کسی سے مالی امداد حاصل نہیں کرتیں اور اب تک وہ اپنا تمام کام خود کر رہی ہیں۔ تاہم مستقبل میں وہ اپنی ٹیم قائم کرنے کا ارادہ رکھتی ہیں۔

ایوا سمجھتی ہیں کہ پاکستان کے پہاڑی سلسلوں میں کوە پیمائی، مہم جوئی اور پہاڑی علاقوں کی سیاحت کے مواقع موجود ہیں۔

’یہ سب کچھ پہلے ہی سے پاکستان میں موجود ہے مگر شاید غیر ملکی سیاحوں کے لیے اس کی صحیح طریقے سے تشہیر نہیں کی جاتی یا پھر وہی پاکستان کا منفی تاثر آڑے آ جاتا ہے کہ یہ بین الاقوامی سیاحوں کے لیے محفوظ نہیں۔‘

ان کا کہنا تھا کہ پہاڑی سلسلوں کی سیاحت کو فروغ دینے سے آغاز کرنے کے بعد مہم کو پاکستان کے دوسرے شہروں اور علاقوں تک پھیلایا جا سکتا ہے۔

’ذاتی طور پر مجھے یہاں کے کھانے، ثقافت اور لوگ بے حد پسند آئے ہیں۔ جس طرح مجھے یہاں خوش آمدید کہا گیا مجھے اس پر بہت خوشی ہے۔‘

ان کا کہنا تھا کہ پاکستان کے حوالے سے ان کی تصاویر اور ویڈیوز دیکھ کر بہت لوگوں نے ان سے رابطہ کیا اور پاکستان آنے کے حوالے سے معلومات لی ہیں۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ ان کے کام اے پہلے ہی مثبت نتائج حاصل ہو رہے ہیں۔

وہ اس کام کو مزید بڑھانے کا ارادہ رکھتی ہیں۔ حال ہی میں انہوں نے پاکستان میں سیاحت کے فروغ کے لیے ایک منصوبے کا اعلان کیا تھا جس میں وہ مقامی شخصیات یا اداروں کے ساتھ مل کر کام کریں گی۔

جشن آزادی پر کیا جانے والا کیکی چیلنج بھی اسی سلسلے کی ایک کڑی تھا۔ ’اگر آپ غور سے دیکھیں تو وہ ایک ایسا جہاز اور اس کا وہ حصہ تھا جو ٹریننگ کے لیے استعمال کیا جاتا تھا۔ ہم نے سوچا کیکی چیلنج ان دنوں مقبول ہے اس سے ایک منفرد انداز میں لوگوں کی توجہ حاصل کی جا سکتی ہے۔‘

ان کا کہنا تھا کہ اس ویڈیو نے ان کی توقعات سے کہیں زیادہ پذیرائی حاصل کی۔ ’میں بتا نہیں سکتی کہ مجھے کتنے زیادہ محبت اور لوگون کے پیار بھرے پیغامات موصول ہوئے۔‘

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The Endgame for Trump Comes Into View

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Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, the fallout for Trump from Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and Paul Manafort’s conviction on multiple felonies.

When you looked back on Watergate last summer, you found that the scandal unraveled incredibly slowly until, in August 1974, Nixon’s presidency collapsed all at once. This week, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on multiple counts of fraud and Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations he says he committed “at the direction of the candidate.” Have we reached the August 1974 of the Trump presidency?

There have been so many times when Trump was doomed, dating at least as far back as his denigration of John McCain’s war heroism three summers ago, that it would be foolish to declare any new horror the final blow. But I do believe, as I wrote last summer, that Trump’s path to “a premature exit from the White House in disgrace” is “on a comparable timeline” to Nixon’s. The tumult of August 2018 hasn’t finished off his presidency, but the endgame looks closer by the day. We  know we’ve reached a nadir when the president’s lawyer is reduced to claiming that “truth isn’t truth” and even a lowlife crook like Michael Cohen can take the moral high road by professing he’d rather go to prison than be “dirtied” by a Trump pardon.

It is important to remember that the unrelenting lockstep loyalty of the feckless GOP leadership and the party’s base to Trump are not indicators of his fate. An occasional outlier in the Jeff Flake vein aside, Nixon’s party was wholly loyal to him too. Like today’s Vichy Republicans, they remained loyal despite the indictments of Cabinet members and aides as close to Nixon as Manafort, Cohen, and Michael Flynn have been to Trump. They remained loyal after the nation was riveted by the devastating Watergate hearings of the summer of 1973, which portrayed all the president’s men as counterparts to the mobsters seen in the previous year’s Hollywood hit The Godfather. They remained loyal even that fall, when Nixon’s firing of the special prosecutor in the “Saturday Night Massacre” attempted to blowtorch the Constitution and the rule of law.

As a counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the 1974 impeachment inquiry pointed out in a Times op-ed piece ten days ago, Nixon’s defenders routinely dismissed Watergate investigations as a political “witch hunt” intended to reverse the Democrats’ 1972 electoral defeat. As late as the end of July 1974 — less than two weeks before Nixon’s August 9 helicopter departure from the White House lawn — most Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against all articles of impeachment. Many Republicans on the committee continued to support him even after the August 5 release of the “smoking gun” tape revealing that Nixon had ordered a cover up of the Watergate crimes. Had the Democrats not controlled both houses of Congress — and had the era’s Nixon-sympathizing conservative Southern Democrats not finally turned on him — Nixon might have held on until a few months more, until November 1974. But no longer than that. The Democrats gained 49 additional House seats and four Senate seats in the midterms. His doom was assured.

With all the debate about whether Trump could or should be impeached this very minute — a wholly theoretical debate as long as the GOP controls Congress — we tend to forget that Nixon was never tried for impeachment. He quit once he realized he didn’t have the votes to survive such a trial and when he no doubt realized that he was in criminal jeopardy. (A fear that would only be alleviated when his successor, Gerald Ford, granted him a pardon.) Trump, unlike Nixon, is out of touch with reality. He doesn’t know how to count votes, and he believes he can defy the law with impunity. (Nixon, a lawyer, could only lie to himself about his criminal exposure up to a point.) But, whether Trump recognizes it or not, the fact remains that his main and perhaps only hope for clinging to office is that Republicans hold the House in November. Polls — and the history of midterm elections inflicting damage against the party occupying the White House even during non-criminal presidencies — tell us that a blue wave is more likely.

What would happen then could be any combination of developments including impeachment. Nonstop congressional investigations will attempt to illuminate every dark corner of an administration in which the kleptocracy extends from the Trump family to most Cabinet departments. Those close to Trump, both in his family and in his immediate circle, will fear for their futures, both legally and financially. The GOP and the Trump Organization alike will be on the ropes, and in full panic. This is evident from the wrongdoing already apparent — indeed, already the subject of indictments and guilty pleas. Yet to be factored in, of course, are the unknown findings of the Robert Mueller investigation, which could include not only treasonous conspiracies with the Russians to steal an election but additional crimes that beggar the imagination.

If there is a shocking upset GOP victory in November, then all bets are off: America is in worse trouble than we already think and possibly in an existential fight for survival.

But the more plausible scenario is that Trump, even if he has to be pushed kicking-and-screaming by Ivanka and the possible jailbirds Donald Jr. and Jared, gets out of Dodge. As with Nixon, his administration is most likely not to end with impeachment but with a self-pitying and self-justifying resignation in which Trump lashes out against both Republicans and Democrats, declares another ersatz “win,” and flees.

Up until the ship of state hits the iceberg, the Vichy Republicans will not hit the lifeboats. Trump’s loyal supporters will remain loyal even then, still chanting, as they did during the president’s West VIrginia rally this week, “Lock her up!” and “Drain the swamp!” (Polls found that a quarter of the country still supported Nixon even when he resigned.) The exact timing remains unknown, and a little more perseverance and patience in the face of the torrent of Trump indignities will be required. But when this White House collapses, it will happen fast. As the Washington reporter Elizabeth Drew, who covered Watergate for The New Yorker, would conclude, “In retrospect, the denouement appeared inevitable, but it certainly didn’t feel like that at the time.” Source

General (R) Amjad Shoaib Clarifies and Asks for Pardon

General (R) Amjad Shoaib clarifies his previous statement regarding the involvement of diaspora Balties in the issues of terrorist activities provoked by India in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Today, he stated that as he did previously as well that the People of Gilgit-Baltistan are educated, political aware and patriotic Pakistanis. However, a few of those who are living abroad are being misled by foreign enemy agencies to disrupt the progress on CPEC. He, further stated that although his intention was or he does not mean to label the whole community as agents of India, if it has been taken as such and if it has hurt the sentiments of any citizen he apologies for it.

Gilgit-Baltistan Times, considers this statement of General (R) Amjad Shoaib as a decent and mature act by him. At the same time we salute to the educated and decent protest of the citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan through social media which has compelled the respective TV Channel and Amjad to come up to clarify his view point.

Imran Khan, PM of Pakistan, First Speech, Impressive and Hopeful

Imran Khan, PM of Pakistan has delivered his First Speech to the nation which was highly impressive and filled with hope of brighter future of the common people of Pakistan.

General (R) Amajad Shoiab an Enemy of Gilgit-Blatistan

People of Gilgit-Baltistan have shown highly intense rejection and dismay over comments of one of the so called defense analyst and retired General of Pakistan Army for his highly dirogatory and ignorant comment about Gilgit-Baltistan. One of the comments from social Media platform states as below:

 

Open Letter – Shameless Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan

By: Tahira Jabeen

Chief Secretary sb,
You have insulted the people of Gilgit-Baltistan by taunting us with your callous, uncalled for, irrational and illogical, misinformed statement. You said that since we don’t pay taxes, we should not be demanding/expecting too much. This insensitive and cold response came, when you were informed that women are dying due to absence of gynecologist at a District Headquarters Hospital, in Khaplu, Ghance.

In fact, you have not just insulted us, you have added insult to the injury.

If your crass argument is to be followed to the spirit, then no poor shall have any rights in a state, because s/he will most probably not be able to pay any taxes.

Let me run you through some facts which dispute and negate your fallacious assertion.

Gilgit-Baltistan is a disputed territory. If it is not, as you have said, then correct your Foreign Office colleagues, because that’s what the Foreign Office Spokesman said a couple of days back, when asked about the future of our region.

Mr. Secretary, we have been paying all indirect taxes, like other people of Pakistan. We are not required to pay direct taxes to Islamabad, because we do not have any representation in the national parliament. The recent five-year long tax exemption given to Gilgit-Baltistan is reflective of this undeniable fact. I am sure that you know the universal principle, summed up in the simple to understand slogan, No Taxation, Without Representation.

Even if you expect us to pay direct taxes, then you are duty bound to give us representation not just in the national parliament, but also in NFC, ECNEC and other federal resource distribution forums, because we would need to know how our taxes are being used, and for what purpose. You cannot expect us to pay taxes, and live it in your, or the non-representative politicians’ hands, for whom we don’t vote.

Pakistan has been earning billions from Gilgit-Baltistan, in lieu of tourism taxes, minerals, trade with China. These federal earnings will increase exponentially with the progress of CPEC, but we will never be able to know what happens to our taxes, because our region, so far, even does not have a ceremonial representation in any decision-making body.

The fact is that we do not owe anything to Pakistan, which we proudly call our country, despite of being denied that right for more than seven decades. Despite of not being accepted as equal Pakistanis, we have selflessly rendered uncountable services for the state. I don’t want to repeat them, because they are discussed in detail frequently.

On the other hand, Pakistan, legally and ethically, owes us everything, because Pakistan is committed under international law to take care of our region, develop our region , and give us self-rule, till resolution of the Kashmir dispute, to which we have been forcefully made a party by the state of Pakistan.

Mr. Secretary, you may not realize, while looking at us, the destitute, from the royal pedestal that you adorn, but 100 billions rupees, if that much is paid, is peanuts when compared to the 70 years of misrule and exploitation.

You may know that more than half of the budget given to Gilgit-Baltistan is paid in salaries, or for the perks and privileges, dazzling vehicles, of officials like yourself. I am sure you are not working for us free of cost.

In fact, if we had true self-rule, as Pakistan is committed to give us, then you may have been spared the hardships of working in Gilgit-Baltistan, because, then, our elected government may have been able to choose someone as a Chief Secretary from among us!

Mr. Secretary, since you have expressed lack of understanding of our issues, and our history, and since you seem to be devoid of any compassion, you may kindly go back to the federal capital, where your services might be in more demand.

Regards

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Emperor Powers to PM of Pakistan over the People of Gilgit-Baltistan

By: Justice (R) Muzaffar Ali

FEDERAL Authorities of Pakistan have proposed an executive order with the title jafar ali“Government of GB Order” (here in after called proposed order) which is to be tabled before the Prime Minister of Pakistan soon for his approval. The preamble of the Order is interesting as such it is pertinent to reproduce the same here under: “Whereas it is expedient to provide for greater empowerment so as to bring Gilgit-Baltistan at par with other provinces and to initiate necessary legislative, executive and judicial reforms for the aforesaid purposes.” The “proposed order” will be extended to the GB after its approval and will have a force of foundation for administration, legislation and adjudication therein Gilgit-Baltistan. I have titled the “proposed order” as “Emperor Order” for the reason that the “proposed order” is even in contrast with its preamble and it vests all the powers of legislature, administration with the Prime Minister of Pakistan and it makes the judicial system of the GB subservient to the PM.
Firstly, it can be challenged as ultra-vires because the PM holds his office under the Constitution of Pakistan and the Constitution does not empower him to make law and simply he is administrative head in the federation of Pakistan. The Parliament is the law making body and the President of Pakistan having limited powers to pass an ordinance. If the “proposed order” is enforced in GB, the PM will gain ultra-constitutional “emperor powers” in respect of the GB and will rule over without any powers conferred on him by the Constitution.

If the “proposed order” is enforced in GB, the PM will gain ultra-constitutional “emperor powers” in respect of the GB and will rule over without any powers conferred on him by the Constitution.

That, after the approval of “the order”, the Prime Minister will create an assembly for GB unconstitutionally. The assembly will be with symbolic powers of legislation and entire legislative powers will be wasted with the PM under article 60(a) of the “proposed order”. The Constitution of Pakistan confers no powers of legislation on PM, but the PM will make the laws for GB assuming ultra-constitutional status as a king. That, under the order a provincial type of government will be constituted, comprising of the elected representatives of the GB with symbolic powers.

The Chief Minister and his cabinet members will be chosen representatives of GB. That, under the proposed order a judicial system has been introduced to the GB but impliedly subservient to the PM. Keeping in view the above facts, if one goes through the preamble of the order, as has been reproduced above, it seems mockery with the oppressed people of GB and nothing but disguise. The other provinces have their respective assemblies. The assemblies are having full power to make laws in respect of the province. The provinces have their own independent high courts, the PM of Pakistan has no job to appoint the judges of high courts and he has no concern with the remuneration and other terms of services of the judges of high courts.

GB has a special status because of Kashmir issue as such article-1 of the constitution does not mention GB within the territories of Pakistan but the honorable Supreme Court of the Pakistan has declared the people of GB as the citizens of Pakistan in the historical judgment titled Al-Jehad Trust versus Federation of Pakistan, 1999 S C M R pg.1379. The summary prepared, transpires that the above cited judgment has been taken as pretext to introduce the “proposed order” wrongly interpreting the same, for conferring the unlimited powers of legislation/administration, to the PM and to empower him to constitute a subservient judicial system in Gilgit–Baltistan by framing the “proposed order” notwithstanding the directives by the Supreme Court, issued to the federation of Pakistan, against the ratio-decidendi of the same. The administrative authorities in Federation if take the judgment as shield to impose their tyrannical wishes against GB, hopefully the Supreme Court of Pakistan will not tolerate and will safeguard the supremacy of law.

Suggestions: 1. It is suggested that the law division Islamabad to frame reforms for GB in the shape of a bill, entrusting the legislative/administrative powers to the elected representatives of the people of GB and present the same reforms before Parliament to pass the bill. Or the reforms be put before the provincial assembly of GB to pass the same. 2. Since, the Supreme Court has declared the people of GB as citizens of Pakistan and also has taken cognizance of the matters, presented before the Supreme Court relating to GB and the federal administrative authorities have also extended some chapters of the constitution of Pakistan to the GB through the “proposed order”, so, it is suggested that, despite, introducing a Supreme Appellate Court subservient to the PM, the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan may be extended to the GB. 3. That, in the “proposed order” under article 2(b), the citizens under the Pakistan’s Citizenship Act,1951 (II of 1951) have been declared citizens of GB and in the first schedule pertaining to the oath of the office of the governor GB, chief minister GB, ministers of GB , speaker of the GB have been bound to take oath to discharge their duties perform functions, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, then, what hurdle remains to declare the GB a province under the Constitution therefore, it is suggested that the GB be declared a fifth province of Pakistan.

— The writer is retired Justice Supreme Appellate Court, Gilgit-Baltistan.