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Imran Khan pledges more independence for Gilgit-Baltistan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, June 4: Two days after New Delhi dismissed next week’s elections in Gilgit-Baltistan as Islamabad’s “attempt to camouflage its forcible and illegal occupation of the region”, Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Thursday vowed to grant more regiol autonomy to the region. “The development work that should have been done by the government was instead materialised by Agha Khan,” the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) party chief said, pledging that he would make the region more independent, Geo News reported. “Time will come when people will long for getting employment opportunities in Hunza,” Imran Khan said. Criticising his political opponents, Imran Khan said the PTI would put an end to the partnership of Prime Minister waz Sharif and former president Asif Zardari which, he said, was only meant to take turns in government. (IANS)

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