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US expresses concern over human rights situation in Gilgit Baltistan

The US asked all parties in Pakistan to resolve the issues at Gilgit Baltistan through a valid political process.

Published: 22nd August 2016 11:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2016 11:53 PM   |  A+A-

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A forward camp of the Indian army in July 1991 at 16 thousand feet (upper part of glacier) and 45 miles up on a 75 mile Siachen Glacier, in Baltistan province, near the Chinese border. (File Photo | AFP)

By PTI

WASHINGTON: The US today expressed concern about the human rights situation in Gilgit Baltistan and asked all parties in Pakistan to resolve the issues through a valid political process.

"We do have concerns about the human rights situation there, and have reported that for several years in our Human Rights Report," a State Department Spokesperson told PTI when asked about the allegations of large scale human rights violation in Gilgit-Baltistan, which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan.

"However, we have consistently urged all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably and through a valid political process," the spokesperson said.



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