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Afzal Ali Shigri

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
Women a ‘nuisance’ for police?

Women a ‘nuisance’ for police?

Despite legal provisions for their protection, women suffer at the hands of the male-dominated police. Published Feb 02, 2016 02:13am
No space for GB on CPEC table

No space for GB on CPEC table

Since GB has no say in CPEC projects, there is no one to safeguard its people’s rights. Updated Jan 11, 2016 08:29am
Muharram security challenge

Muharram security challenge

The key to peace is the implementation of improved procedures for management of processions. Published Oct 24, 2015 01:10am
No plan of action

No plan of action

The fight against terrorism seems to be low on the government’s list of priorities. Published Aug 01, 2015 01:27am
Challenges for GB government

Challenges for GB government

The demand for GB to be granted its constitutional rights cannot be postponed further. Updated Jun 19, 2017 02:52am
Securing Karachi

Securing Karachi

The ongoing operation should be an eye-opener because the outcome so far has been dismal. Updated Jun 19, 2017 02:52am