Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally authorised a draught summary for establishing Gilgit Baltistan (GB) a provincial province of Pakistan, almost a year after the governing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) made a declaration during the election in GB.
It has been recommended that GB be granted four seats in both National Assembly and Senate, according to a report produced by Law Minister Senator Farogh Naseem.
Naseem has given additional proposals to the Prime Minister to declare Gilgit-Baltistan a temporary province by amending the constitution. The minister, on the other hand, has told the prime minister that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Security Advisor have both expressed strong opposition to altering Article 1 of the constitution.
The explanations previously placed in article I have now been relocated into a new insertion designated as article 258-A, as there will be no modification to article 1 of the constitution. The enabling clause, proposed Article 258-A, which grants the United Kingdom interim province status, has also been changed.
The draught summary will now be presented for approval to the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly. He has proposed that the National Assembly create a committee to alter the constitution that can work with all parliamentary parties to get support for the necessary constitutional reforms.