Afzal Ali Shigri
The inordinate delay in according provisional provincial status to GB is leading to frustration.
Whimsical transfers of senior officers leave lasting scars on the collective psyche of the police.
It is ironic that political governments have not built on the democratic principles of a law introduced by a dictator.
Residents expect the resolution of several issues.
The PTI must correct its cavalier approach to GB.
GB voters can cut this Gordian knot.
Police can set the direction in South Punjab.
It is baffling that political parties have uniformly acted to obstruct reforms.
The pain of parting persists and the people of Gilgit-Baltistan continue to hope and long for the day when they will be
Seventy-two years have passed without any resolution of the status of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Surreptitiously, vested interests have proposed a 19th-century police structure.
In view of the changed geo-strategic situation, Pakistan must rethink its approach to this crucial issue.
Yet another committee was established, protracting the sufferings of Gilgit-Baltistan’s people.
Halfway solutions can only reproduce another lawless Fata, with ominous ramifications for Pakistan.
The minister’s views are in conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Gilgit-Baltistan.
The people of Gilgit-Baltistan can now approach the Supreme Court for their fundamental rights directly.
It was hoped that the new government would seek to address the GB question.
If the government is genuinely interested in this project, it must take some concrete steps.
The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order, 2018, retracted even the limited empowerment granted in 2009.
Attempts are afoot to reverse the march of history.