US Lawmakers Call for Pakistan’s Withdrawal From Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan military has seized thousands of acres of private land in Gilgit-Baltistan for military use.

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Ever since it occupied PoK and the Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), Pakistan has been ill-treating residents and denying them fundamental rights. (File Photo: Reuters) 
  • Asserting that Pakistan is an occupier of Gilgit-Baltistan, a group representing people from the area in PoK has sought the help from US lawmakers over the deteriorating human rights conditions there. Thousands of acres of land have been seized by the Pakistan military and intelligence agencies for military use.

  • Further, the area has been sanctioned to Chinese multinational corporations who are building a multi-billion dollar economic corridor in an area without a constitutional framework which are in direct violation to UNSC resolutions.

  • At an event, US lawmakers declared Pakistan an occupier and aggressor in Gilgit-Baltistan and calls for its withdrawal. The event was attended by op American lawmakers including Senators John Cornyn, John McCain.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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