Afzal Ali Shigri

A case of inequitable policy

The pain of parting persists and the people of Gilgit-Baltistan continue to hope and long for the day when they will be Published Jan 06, 2020 07:38am

A historic day turned sour

Seventy-two years have passed without any resolution of the status of Gilgit-Baltistan. Published Oct 30, 2019 07:06am

The way forward

Surreptitiously, vested interests have proposed a 19th-century police structure. Published Oct 12, 2019 07:00am

Constitutional cul-de-sac

Yet another committee was established, protracting the sufferings of Gilgit-Baltistan’s people. Published Jun 10, 2019 06:50am

Policing former Fata

Halfway solutions can only reproduce another lawless Fata, with ominous ramifications for Pakistan. Published Apr 29, 2019 07:11am

A constitutional conundrum

The minister’s views are in conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Gilgit-Baltistan. Published Mar 15, 2019 07:01am

GB: the way forward

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan can now approach the Supreme Court for their fundamental rights directly. Published Feb 02, 2019 06:58am

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

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

Disempowering GB

Attempts are afoot to reverse the march of history. Published May 20, 2018 07:26am

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

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

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

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

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