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March 27, 2017 05:24
UK condemns Pakistan for declaring Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth frontier

The United Kingdom Parliament has passed a motion condemning Pakistan’s declaration of Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth frontier, saying that the region is a legal and constitutional part of the state Jammu & Kashmir, which is illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1974.

Conservative Party leader Bob Blackman, sponsored the motion on March 23rd, states that Pakistan, by making such decision, is implying its attempt to annex the already disputed area.

The motion reads that “Gilgit-Balistan” is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu & Kashmir, India, which is being illegally occupied by Pakistan  since 1947, where people do not have any fundamental rights including the right to freedom of expression”.

The motion further stated that the attempts to alter the demography of the region was in violation of ‘State Subject Ordinance’ and the forced and illegal construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) further aggravated and interfered with the disputed region.

Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign affairs ministry spokesperson has said that China was ready to work with Islamabad to take forward the CPEC to benefit the people of both countries.

The CPEC is a 51.5 billion USD project, that connects Kashgar in China’s western province of Xinjian, with the port of Gwadar in the Pakistan’s province of Balochistan.

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