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Afzal Ali Shigri

The Diamer-Bhasha challenge

The Diamer-Bhasha challenge

If the government is genuinely interested in this project, it must take some concrete steps. Published Oct 15, 2018 07:12am
Constitutional rights denied

Constitutional rights denied

The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order, 2018, retracted even the limited empowerment granted in 2009. Published Aug 04, 2018 07:09am
Disempowering GB

Disempowering GB

Attempts are afoot to reverse the march of history. Published May 20, 2018 07:26am
Goal eludes Gilgit-Baltistan

Goal eludes Gilgit-Baltistan

It appears that the centre’s aim is to impose cosmetic changes on GB’s governance structure. Published Mar 11, 2018 07:15am
A new status for GB

A new status for GB

The simplest solution lies in setting into motion a concrete plan to merge Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan. Published Oct 24, 2017 06:56am
Judiciary & investigation

Judiciary & investigation

The role of the judicial magistrates is critical for thorough investigations and as a check on police. Published Jun 19, 2017 02:55am
Constitutional rights for GB

Constitutional rights for GB

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan have been waiting for full citizenship rights for almost 70 years. Published May 23, 2017 01:24am
Land ownership rights

Land ownership rights

The Gilgit-Baltistan people’s rights to their land must be recognised for CPEC to succeed. Published Apr 15, 2017 06:43am
A flawed anti-terrorism law

A flawed anti-terrorism law

The fundamental flaw of ATA is its definition of terrorism, which has led to its rampant misuse. Updated Jun 19, 2017 02:52am
The precarious status of GB

The precarious status of GB

The failure to grant constitutional status to Gilgit-Baltistan may complicate CPEC’s legality. Published Oct 28, 2016 01:37am
An alternate route for CPEC

An alternate route for CPEC

Modern technology can be easily harnessed to open up a well-travelled historical route again. Updated Jun 21, 2017 07:04pm
GB’s hydropower potential

GB’s hydropower potential

It is time to enter into a new governance arrangement; empowering Gilgit-Baltistan residents. Published Jul 11, 2016 06:49am
A historical dispute

A historical dispute

The fair settlement of border tensions with KP is a test case that is being monitored by the people of GB. Published May 30, 2016 03:00am
Encompassing CPEC

Encompassing CPEC

For GB, it is absolutely vital that the benefits of CPEC are experienced uniformly. Published May 12, 2016 02:02am
Legal linkage with GB

Legal linkage with GB

The youth of Gilgit-Baltistan question the continued disregard for the rights of the people of this area. Published Mar 21, 2016 02:44am
Security challenge

Security challenge

Ensuring peace is the primary responsibility of the state, and not of educational institutions. Published Mar 12, 2016 07:00am