Peshawar: Protesters were injured in Pak Occupied Gilgit area during a demonstration against the so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order.
Pakistan PM Shahid Abbasi has seized more authority from the local council through the Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018.
The order is seen as Islamabad’s efforts towards incorporating the disputed region as its fifth province.
Protest rallies were held across Gilgit-Baltistan demanding constitutional rights for the region.
Awami Action Committee (AAC) said it continue sit-in protest till this package is revoked and people are given constitutional rights
In New Delhi, Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah was summoned over Islamabad’s so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order.
India has said any action to alter the status of any part of the territory under his country’s forcible occupation has no legal basis.
India said the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, which also includes the so-called ‘Gilgit-Baltistan’ areas, is an integral part of India by virtue of its accession in 1947.
Pakistan has bifurcated occupied Kashmir into two administrative parts – Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). (Agencies)