Will study and then respond: VK Singh on Pak's Gilgit-Baltistan plan

| Updated: Mar 16, 2017 03:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Retorting to the reports of Pakistan planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, the Centre on Wednesday said that it will study the matter and then give a response. Talking to media, Minister of State for external affairs V.K. Singh said, "We will study it, our MEA spokesperson will give the response." The Gilgit-Baltistan area is Pakistan's northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. A committee headed by Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz recommended to grant the region a provincial status, reports the GeoNews. Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh are four provinces of Pakistan. However, India claims the Gilgit-Baltistan area as an integral part of its territory. (ANI)
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