India's Sharp Rap To Pakistan At UN: Don't Lecture Us On Minorities

She said Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is administered by a "deep state" and has become a hub for the global export of terror.

To declare Gilgit-Baltistan as the fifth province would also require a constitutional amendment, which would need to be ratified by the Pakistani Parliament.

He lambasted India for alleged human rights violations in Kashmir and said Pakistan raised the issue at the Human Rights Council in Geneva during its ongoing 34th Session.

She blamed Pakistan for destabilizing Jammu and Kashmir by promoting infiltration and cross-border terrorism. "Any unilateral step by Pakistan to alter the status of that part will have no basis in law and will be completely unacceptable", Gopal Baglay told media persons. Directly hitting out at Pakistan, India stated a part of the territories of our state remain under forcible and illegal occupation of Pakistan.

"The indigenous people of PoGB and BNF particularly have no place to file an appeal/writ against these Pakistani allegations and slanders and atrocities because there is no legal/constitutional judicial system in this UN-declared disputed part of J&K", he added.

"The committee recommended that Gilgit-Baltistan should be made a province of Pakistan", Pirzada said on Tuesday.

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Expressing concerns over tight control of freedom of expression in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmiri said that this control is highly selective as militant organisations have free land to propagate their views and disseminate literature though support of independence or for United Kashmir.

The area is significant to both Pakistan and China as the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through the region.

Pakistan's minister for inter-provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told Geo TV that a committee headed by Advisor of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to Gilgit-Baltistan.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's vision clearly states Pakistan's foreign policy objective of achieving regional prosperity through peaceful neighbourhood.

Khan said that terrorists, who have killed thousands of innocent people of Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan (PoGB), have not been brought to justice to this day.

At present, Pakistan has four provinces-Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

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