The Gilgit-Baltistan people’s rights to their land must be recognised for CPEC to succeed.
Afzal A. Shigri
Gilgit-Baltistan is strategically located at the entry point of the CPEC route.
The failure to grant constitutional status to Gilgit-Baltistan may complicate CPEC’s legality.
Modern technology can be easily harnessed to open up a well-travelled historical route again.
It is time to enter into a new governance arrangement; empowering Gilgit-Baltistan residents.
The fair settlement of border tensions with KP is a test case that is being monitored by the people of GB.
For GB, it is absolutely vital that the benefits of CPEC are experienced uniformly.
The youth of Gilgit-Baltistan question the continued disregard for the rights of the people of this area.
Ensuring peace is the primary responsibility of the state, and not of educational institutions.
Despite legal provisions for their protection, women suffer at the hands of the male-dominated police.
Since GB has no say in CPEC projects, there is no one to safeguard its people’s rights.
Gilgit-Baltistan awaits full integration with Pakistan.
The key to peace is the implementation of improved procedures for management of processions.
The fight against terrorism seems to be low on the government’s list of priorities.