SC forms committee to finalize recommendations on constitutional rights of GB's people

Dunya News

The hearing has now been adjourned till December 24.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Supreme Court constituted a special committee on Friday to finalize recommendations on extending constitutional rights to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.

A seven-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar passed the order while hearing a case on GB’s constitutional status

The Committee headed by Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor will comprise senior lawyers Aitzaz Ahsan, Salman Akram Raja, Javed Ahmed, Afrasiab and Secretary Ministry of Kashmir Affairs.

The Court directed the committee to take on board all the stakeholders and submit its recommendations by Tuesday next.
Attorney General adopted stance that GB cannot be made a separate province but will be given all provincial rights.

“The proposed draft is giving all the legislative and administrative rights. We will try to accept all the demands of GB people,” he said.

Anwar Mansoor also sought time from the court to finalize the draft.

“Gilgit Baltistan should also receive all those rights that have been provided to the rest of the provinces,” CJP asserted.

The hearing has now been adjourned till December 24.