Pak planning to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province

| Updated: Mar 16, 2017 01:25 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 15 (ANI): In what may come as a matter of concern for India, Pakistan is planning to declare Gilgit-Baltistan region as its fifth province. 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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