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Gilgit-Baltistan: A province or not

Ershad Mahmud | 24 Jan 2016
The suggestion that GB be made a province of Pakistan has stirred a new debate, especially about Pakistan’s stance over Kashmir. The undefined status of Gilgit-Baltistan has always unnerved Islamabad. The recently concluded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) offers the possibility to absorb Gilgit-Baltistan in the larger national polity by making it a formal province of Pakistan.

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Interactive session with Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi

As a part of our sustained engagement with intellectuals, and informed citizens to enhance the understanding and build capacity of our young associates on larger regional issues, including Kashmir, Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) held an interactive session with the leading Pakistani intellectual Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi in Islamabad on 20 Jan 2016.

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Pak traders call for end to Indo-Pak hostilities on LoC

Monday, November 23, 2015
CDPR hosts workshop for better trade deliberations - Rising Kashmir Desk

ISLAMABAD: Traders from Pakistan have called for peace in Jammu and Kashmir and pressed for cessation of hostilities between India and Pakistan on Line of Control (LoC).

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Traders seek structural changes, better mechanisms in cross LoC trade

Mariana Baabar - Monday, November 23, 2015 - From Print Edition

ISLAMABAD: Nothing comes easily for Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC), not even trade, which started in 2008 after 60 years of conflict as a Confidence Building Measure (CBM), and is currently hindered by continuous shelling from both sides and is dwarfed over serious threats to peace and business in the region.

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Starting point for GB – The News editorial on CPDR’s report on Giglit-Baltistan by Syed Waqas Ali

The young people of Gilgit-Baltistan believe the GB Empowerment and Self-Governance Order of 2009 should be a starting point from which the process of granting the territory representation in the Senate and National Assembly can begin.

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GB youth dissatisfied with governance: survey

ISLAMABAD: The young people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) aged between 18-35 drawn from across the society have expressed deep concerns and dismay over poor governance and malpractices of the elected government and political leadership in a survey conducted by the Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR), a peace-building organisation of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Mariana Baabar

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