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British Parliamentary Motion against the declaration of the Gilgit-Baltistan as a fifth province by Pakistan has been tabled in the House of Common. The move initiated by Bob Blackman from the Conservative Party has accused Pakistan of the annexation of the part that is an integral part of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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What does the “Annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan as its fifth frontier” say?

As per the British MP, Bob Blackman, this move by Pakistan is illegal. Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of the Jammu and Kashmir state, India and Pakistan has illegally occupied the area. The motion also says that the Pakistan denies the basic human rights of the people and is trying to illegally and forcibly annex the disputed area.

How British Parliamentary Motion works

The motion has been tabled by Bob Blackman and other MPs have to sign the motion. Once the motion gets the adequate signature, it comes for the formal debate in the parliament. The motion is generally put forwarded by the parliament to highlight any issue that needs to be discussed.

Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Inter-Provincial Minister of Pakistan recently said that the country is planning to make the Gilgit-Baltistan as the fifth province of the country. The decision came after an advisory committee headed by Sartaz Aziz came with the conclusion. It has been seen as a major push towards the CPEC or China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that passes through the area.

India has already objected to the decision and termed it “Unacceptable”. The External Affairs Ministry has also said that the illegal occupation of Pakistan of this region cannot be justified by all these and the country must vacate it.

It is believed the China’s growing influence has prompted Pakistan to take such decision that may face a huge backlash from international relations.