Gilgit-Baltistan to get status of interim province

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday approved in principle to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan to an interim province by accepting the recommendations of a reforms committee.
The federal cabinet would discuss the matter to change the status of G-B today in a meeting to be presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to sources, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur would present the summary of the recommendations in the cabinet meeting.
Recommendations were presented in the meeting presided over by the premier on Tuesday, said sources. Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the recommendations and directed that they be presented to the federal cabinet. The committee also recommended giving the region its due rights.
The meeting at the PM House was also attended by Law minister Farogh Naseem, Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan, GB Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and other prominent figures.
Earlier, the committee formed to bring constitutional and structural reforms in GB held its second meeting, which was attended and presided by Gandapur in Islamabad. During the meeting, the lower committee presented its recommendations, after which committee members met PM Imran at the Prime Minister’s Office.

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