Friday, January 22, 2010

The polls in the Northern Areas.

By: M A Niazi
The elections for the Federally Administered Northern Areas, now known as Gilgit-Baltistan, have been conducted, with the expected victory for the PPP, but the giving of the area the status of a province, should not disguise the fact that the new province is not at par with the other provinces, got its status has been established by a presidential order, not by an amendment to the constitution which otherwise governs provinces. Also, it establishes a third province where there had previously been one Princely State. However, Gilgit-Baltistan is merely the continuing of the tradition whereby this area was administered separately from ...

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