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Zardari formally sings the new ‘political package’

According to BBC, Asif Ali Zardai the Pakistnai president has formally signed the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self Governance Order 2009, on Monday. This new package replaces the earlier ordinance called Northern Areas Legal Framework Order of 1994.

The new presidential order that has been hailed as a milestone in the political history of Gilgit-Baltistan is aimed at placating the feelings of isolation, social and political marginalisation in the region.  Talking to media Senator Farhat Ullah Babar said that this new package will give full internal autonomy to Gilgit-Baltistan and will enable local government to operate along the lines of a province albeit it will not be Pakistan’s fifth province. All Pakistani mainstream political parties have supported this new decision but nationalist leaders in the region have vehemently rejected this package terming it as ‘gimmickry of words’.


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