Govt asked to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province

24 Jan, 2016 6:48 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The youngsters and political parties of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) have on Sunday demanded the federal government to declare GB as the fifth province of the country.

Youngsters and leaders of political parties of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) staged a protest demonstration in front of National Press Club in Islamabad. The protesters were carrying banners and placards depicting slogans of giving status of province and rights to GB.

The leaders of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Islami Tehreek and others addressed the during the protest and said that the Gilgit-Baltistan should be given representation in Senate and National Assembly.

They further said that GB should be included as a party in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, otherwise, the protest could be turned into sit-in.  

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