Constitutional rights to be extended to people of Gilgit-Baltistan

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Beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Supreme Court constituted a special committee on Friday to finalise recommendations on extending constitutional rights to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.

A seven-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Saqib Nisar passed the order.

The special committee headed by the attorney general of Pakistan will comprise senior lawyers Aitzaz Ahsan, Salman Akram Raja, Javed Ahmed, Afrasiab and the secretary ministry of Kashmir affairs.

The court directed the committee to take on board all the stakeholders and submit its recommendations by December 11. The hearing has been adjourned for December 24.

On November 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved changing G-B’s status to an interim province by accepting the recommendations of a reforms committee.

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