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Jan 21, 2019
Fundamental rights in Gilgit-Baltistan lower priority compared to resolution of Kashmir dispute, suggests Pakistan SC judgmentFor those unaware of the black hole that is Gilgit-Baltistan, it is not constitutionally part of Pakistan, and was hived away from the original state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1949.
Feb 22, 2018
Across: Watch a documentary chronicling aftermath of the 1971 War, and the families it tore apartThe people of Turtuk village went to sleep as Pakistani and woke up Indian, after the India-Pakistan War of 1971 ended. A new documentary, Across, by filmmaker Ansh Ranvir Vohra narrates their stories | #FirstCulture
Feb 05, 2018
Pakistan claims India may attack CPEC installations, puts Gilgit-Baltistan's Home Department on high alertIndia plans to attack installations along the CPEC to sabotage the multi-billion dollar mega project, Pakistan's Interior Ministry has claimed.
Dec 07, 2017
China reasserts control over CPEC, disciplines Pakistan by halting funding for three infrastructure projectsThe Chinese government has stopped funding three infrastructure projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) programme. These three projects were included in the CPEC agenda in December 2016 and the final procedural formalities were pending.
Nov 17, 2017
No Taxation Without Rights: Riches of Gilgit-Baltistan 'non-province' being exploited at the discretion of PakistanWhen the Kashmir issue reached the United Nations, Pakistan’s demand for a plebiscite was based on the fact that it held the larger area that included Gilgit and the rest of PoK, which would, therefore, ensure a comfortable win in any such exercise.
May 16, 2017
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The dragon's master plan is making India nervous, and with good reasonThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an extension of China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) policy, the brainchild of Chinese president Xi Jingping.
Mar 16, 2017
Pakistan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan region as fifth province; move may raise concerns in IndiaPakistan is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, a move that may raise concerns in India as it borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Aug 24, 2016
Balochistan or PoK can be pressure points against Pakistan: Shyam Saran to FirstpostFirstpost spoke to former foreign secretary Shyam Saran to understand the reason behind the implications of PM Narendra Modi's statement on Balochistan.
Aug 16, 2016
Kashmir quagmire: India should accept Pakistan's challenge of ending 'unfinished agenda'India has nothing to lose but everything to gain in the bargain.
Aug 15, 2016
Modi's Independence Day speech: Not just Pakistan, PM sent message to China tooFrom gifting saris to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to dropping down for impromptu chitchat, Modi has invested a lot of personal capital in building a relationship which he may have thought would be based on friendship instead of animosity. This 'new awakening', in that sense, has also been necessitated by a sense of personal betrayal.