GB will be given same powers as granted in other provinces: CJP
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is to get the same powers as those granted to the other provinces.
A seven-judge larger bench headed by the chief justice heard a case pertaining to the constitutional status of GB.
As the hearing went under way, the attorney general presented an interim draft proposal pertaining to GB and said, "We need time to complete the draft. We are giving powers pertaining to lawmaking and administration and have tried to implement the Constitution of Pakistan in the draft. We cannot make GB a separate province but can grant it all provincial powers."
The chief justice remarked, "This is commendable. GB residents say they are not being granted the powers."