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What is the area of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir?
5,134 mi²Azad Jammu and Kashmir / Area
Why is Gilgit not part of Pakistan?
Inside Pakistan While the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan expressed a desire to join Pakistan after gaining independence from Maharaja Hari Singh, Pakistan declined to merge the region into itself because of the territory’s link to Jammu and Kashmir.
Can an Indian visit Gilgit Baltistan?
First thing first, you cannot travel to Gilgit-Baltistan with an Indian visa. However, if you have a dual citizenship, you can use your second passport to roam around in Gilgit-Baltistan. People won’t even notice unless you don’t raise any flags.
Are Balti people Shia?
Today, around 60\% of Baltis are Shia Muslims, while some 30\% practice Noorbakshia Sufi Islam, and 10\% are Sunni Muslims. In India, 97\% of Baltis are Muslims and 3\% of Baltis are Buddhists.
Is Gilgit Baltistan a part of India or Pakistan?
While for India, Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are all part of India, for Pakistan, PoK is a territory that it has claimed is ‘azaad’, however, it is firmly under the rule and occupation of Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan, similarly, is also under the Pakistani occupation.
Does Gilgit-Baltistan have the power of self-governance?
In 2009, it was granted limited autonomy and renamed Gilgit-Baltistan through the Self-Governance Order signed by President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, intended to also empower the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, scholars state that the real power rests with the governor and not with the chief minister or elected assembly.
Is Kashmir a part of India or Pakistan?
Kashmir has been a constant subject of conflict between India and Pakistan. While for India, Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are all part of India, for Pakistan, PoK is a territory that it has claimed is ‘azaad’, however, it is firmly under the rule and occupation of Pakistan.
Who is responsible for law enforcement in Gilgit-Baltistan?
The Gilgit-Baltistan Police (GBP) is responsible for law enforcement in Gilgit-Baltistan. The mission of the force is the prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law and order and enforcement of the Constitution of Pakistan.