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Will study and then respond: VK Singh on Pak's Gilgit-Baltistan plan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Retorting to the reports of planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, the Centre on Wednesday said that it will study the matter and then give a response.

Talking to media, Minister of State for external affairs V.K. Singh said, "We will study it, our MEA spokesperson will give the response."

The Gilgit-Baltistan area is Pakistan's northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

A committee headed by Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz recommended to grant the region a provincial status, reports the GeoNews.

Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and are four provinces of

However, claims the Gilgit-Baltistan area as an integral part of its territory.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 21:51 IST