Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (centre) unveils the updated official map of the country in August which, for the first time, included large parts of the India-administered Jammu and Kashmir region. Photo: EPA
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (centre) unveils the updated official map of the country in August which, for the first time, included large parts of the India-administered Jammu and Kashmir region. Photo: EPA
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Is China behind Pakistan’s plan to annex Kashmir’s Gilgit-Baltistan?

  • Islamabad’s bid to make the area its fifth province will at the very least exacerbate military tensions with New Delhi, analysts say
  • The gambit will be seen by India and the US as being greatly influenced by China

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (centre) unveils the updated official map of the country in August which, for the first time, included large parts of the India-administered Jammu and Kashmir region. Photo: EPA
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (centre) unveils the updated official map of the country in August which, for the first time, included large parts of the India-administered Jammu and Kashmir region. Photo: EPA
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