GB will be given same pow­ers as granted in other prov­inces: CJP

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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."

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