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In a landmark move, PM Imran unveils 'new political map' of Pakistan

In a landmark move, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled a "new political map" of Pakistan which also included occupied Kashmir.

The premier's announcement came a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial unilateral decision to revoke the area's semi-autonomy.

Addressing the nation alongside Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the premier said that it would now be the "official map" after being approved by the federal cabinet, which had met earlier today, and would be the one used in schools and colleges.

The map rejects the illegal steps taken by India on August 5 last year, he said, adding that the federal cabinet and the country's political leadership had supported it.

The premier maintained that the Kashmir issue could only be solved by following the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions which give the Kashmiri people the right to self-determination.

"Their right to self-determination, given to them by the world community, has still not been given. And we clearly want to say to the world that it is the only solution," he said, adding that the government will keep making efforts in this regard.

"We will do political struggle, we don't believe in military solutions. We will remind the UN again and again that you had made a promise [to the people of Kashmir] which you did not fulfill."

Presenting the changes made in the map, the foreign minister said that administrative maps have been introduced before, but this was the first time that a map reflected the aspirations of the people.

He added that the map clearly showed occupied Kashmir as a disputed territory and the only solution to the issue would be through the UNSC resolutions and as per the aspirations of the people.

The foreign minister added that it had also been made clear that Siachen is a part of Pakistan. "[Through the map] we are challenging their illegal occupation and claiming our right to the area," he said.

He maintained that Pakistan had also rejected India's claims about Sir Creek in the map. "We have said that our border is towards the eastern bank; India had claimed that it goes towards the west," he said, adding that by doing so, India was trying to capture several acres of the country's "exclusive economic zone".

Further, erstwhile Fata has been shown as part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, he said.

Qureshi said that the entire nation was united on the country's new political map. The federal cabinet, the Kashmiri leadership and Pakistan's political leadership has endorsed the government's move, he said.

"This gives a clear message to the people of Kashmir, that the government of Pakistan was with them in the past and will stand with them in the future."

"Our destination is Srinagar," he said, adding that this was a "historic day".
 

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Before someone comes along and says how useless this all is, let me address why this is crucial.

The reason India has no legitimacy with its border issue with China is because India never bothered officiating their version of LAC, or built a narrative around it. We made a similar mistake at Siachen. This is also the reason why both sides keep calling in envoys to explain LoC violations. And for those familiar with trademarks, you are required to aggressively fight for your trademarks against any infringes. Otherwise you will be asked to explain your complacency in future cases. The onus is on you to set a precedent.

We have now clarified our version of the Kashmir issue, made it official and can use it internationally and legally. This move was absolutely critical and I am surprised (and also not surprised) why we haven't done this till today.
 

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I like everything in this map but no clear boundaries between our gilgit and iok. I don't like it. This map is making indian claim strong. Boundaries not highlighted with a bright color between iok and gilgit. I hate it because we are still crying for UN resolution and India did abrogation. Have you ever seen India calling Kashmir disputed? After abrogation,everything has changed. Rather than adopting aggressive policy, we are still crying for UN resolution. In this modern era,nobody will implement any kind of resolution. All disputes will be solved through wars. Why not calling entire Kashmir integral part of Pak? Both regions in green color. I don't like it.
 

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I like everything in this map but no clear boundaries between our gilgit and iok. I don't like it. This map is making indian claim strong. Boundaries not highlighted with a bright color between iok and gilgit. I hate it because we are still crying for UN resolution and India did abrogation. Have you ever seen India calling Kashmir disputed? After abrogation,everything has changed. Rather than adopting aggressive policy, we are still crying for UN resolution. In this modern era,nobody will implement any kind of resolution. All disputes will be solved through wars. Why not calling entire Kashmir integral part of Pak? Both regions in green color. I don't like it.
Because we have understanding with China regarding Kashmir border but we have not signed any official pact with them. They didn't launched new map just for the sake of it obviously FO and interior ministry has worked this out by keeping everything in mind.
 

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another best thing is junagar mention
this is our destiny if we ever want to develop gujrat kathiawar has to be taken
 

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Why is it open at the top?
Contractual obligations with China about Kashmir.
Pakistan has an agreement of settling borders with china in Ladakh... after a referendum has been held and Kashmiri people had voted to join Pakistan.
Before that Pakistan doesn't recognize any Border between China and Indian occupied Kashmir hence the open ended map.
 

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The final status of 'Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir' was to be decided in line with the relevant UNSC resolutions, read the map


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday unveiled a new political map of the country, which includes Indian-occupied Kashmir in its entirety.

The approval was given in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier today during which participants were apprised of the latest situation in the occupied Muslim-majority region.

Speaking during a live televised address to the nation, the premier shared the details of the decisions made in the Cabinet meeting. "Today is the most important day in the history that we are presenting a new political map of Pakistan before the world," he said.

"The cabinet has approved the map," he said, adding that the Kashmiri and national leadership has also green-signalled it. The new map would now be used in school and colleges as well, he added.

The final status of "Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir" was to be decided in line with the relevant UNSC resolutions, read the map.

'Reject India's tactics'
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi explained the changes made in the new map, saying it reflected the will and aspirations of the people of Pakistan.

Qureshi congratulated the incumbent government for unveiling a map of the country, which included Gilgit-Baltistan as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan has made it clear today that we reject India's tactics and that Islamabad is ready for a peaceful solution to the disputed territories — Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir," he said.

"The first thing that this map clears is that the solution to Kashmir will stem from the United Nations Security Council's Resolution [of 1948], which has been printed on the map.

"The second point it clears is that the Siachin is ours and it shall remain that way," he added.




Speaking of Sir Creek, the foreign minister said: "Pakistan denies the Indian claims that it goes towards the West; we have denied that claim and made it clear that our border is on the East."

Qureshi said India had made these claims in a bid to capture several acres of land that were Pakistan's exclusive economic zone. The erstwhile FATA has been merged with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the map, he added.


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The minister said the Cabinet, the Kashmiri leadership, and the Pakistani government had backed this step, noting that it "assures Kashmiris that Pakistan is behind them".

"Our destination is Srinagar [...] today is a historic day," Qureshi added.

Map 'the first step'
Taking over the briefing after the minister, PM Imran said the only solution to the Kashmir issue was through the UN Resolution 39, adopted back on January 20, 1948 and which gave the right to Kashmiris to either merge with Pakistan or India.

"India is trying to shift people to Kashmir in a bid to make Kashmiris a minority in the region," he said.

PM Imran reiterated that his government would raise the plight of Kashmiris on every forum possible. "This map is the first step and our struggle for Kashmir will move forward," he added.

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The final status of 'Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir' was to be decided in line with the relevant UNSC resolutions, read the map


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday unveiled a new political map of the country, which includes Indian-occupied Kashmir in its entirety.

The approval was given in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier today during which participants were apprised of the latest situation in the occupied Muslim-majority region.

Speaking during a live televised address to the nation, the premier shared the details of the decisions made in the Cabinet meeting. "Today is the most important day in the history that we are presenting a new political map of Pakistan before the world," he said.

"The cabinet has approved the map," he said, adding that the Kashmiri and national leadership has also green-signalled it. The new map would now be used in school and colleges as well, he added.

The final status of "Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir" was to be decided in line with the relevant UNSC resolutions, read the map.

'Reject India's tactics'
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi explained the changes made in the new map, saying it reflected the will and aspirations of the people of Pakistan.

Qureshi congratulated the incumbent government for unveiling a map of the country, which included Gilgit-Baltistan as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan has made it clear today that we reject India's tactics and that Islamabad is ready for a peaceful solution to the disputed territories — Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir," he said.

"The first thing that this map clears is that the solution to Kashmir will stem from the United Nations Security Council's Resolution [of 1948], which has been printed on the map.

"The second point it clears is that the Siachin is ours and it shall remain that way," he added.




Speaking of Sir Creek, the foreign minister said: "Pakistan denies the Indian claims that it goes towards the West; we have denied that claim and made it clear that our border is on the East."

Qureshi said India had made these claims in a bid to capture several acres of land that were Pakistan's exclusive economic zone. The erstwhile FATA has been merged with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the map, he added.


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The minister said the Cabinet, the Kashmiri leadership, and the Pakistani government had backed this step, noting that it "assures Kashmiris that Pakistan is behind them".

"Our destination is Srinagar [...] today is a historic day," Qureshi added.

Map 'the first step'
Taking over the briefing after the minister, PM Imran said the only solution to the Kashmir issue was through the UN Resolution 39, adopted back on January 20, 1948 and which gave the right to Kashmiris to either merge with Pakistan or India.

"India is trying to shift people to Kashmir in a bid to make Kashmiris a minority in the region," he said.

PM Imran reiterated that his government would raise the plight of Kashmiris on every forum possible. "This map is the first step and our struggle for Kashmir will move forward," he added.

SOURCE : Pakistan unveils new political map including Indian-occupied Kashmir
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India-Pakistan Dispute Over Sir Creek Intensifies As Pakistan Deploys Additional Battalions Of Marines
Published 11 months ago on September 2, 2019

The Sir Creek dispute between India and Pakistan seems to be reigniting. Earlier India-Pakistan conflict was mostly limited to Jammu and Kashmir, but as per the latest reports, the Pakistani army has rapidly started to build-up forces in the Sir Creek area and India is aggressively responding.

As per reports, a second Sir Creek Battalion is ready for action. Its area of responsibility is from Hajmoro Creek up to Karango Creek near Karachi. There is already one at 31st Creeks Battalion, headquartered in Sujjawal. The 32nd will have Gharo as its headquarters.

The additional battalion is just the beginning, according to Times Now. Pakistan plans to deploy additional infantry and amphibious battalions and eventually arrive at a strength of three brigades.

For coastal surveillance, Pakistan is exploring additional offshore patrol vessels, six hovercraft and over 60 vessels of different sizes. Besides, of the 18 marine assault boats being imported, four are for the Creek area. This is besides the six new coastal defence boats that are being thought of, the sources added.

Air-defence capabilities are also being increased. New radar-controlled guns, short-range air defence weapons, better communication networks are all on the anvil. As for aircraft, there are already 4 Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft and 2 ATRs in nearby Mehran and Karachi.

Sir Creek Dispute Between India and Pakistan

The Sir Creek dispute between India and Pakistan is now turning out be more than just an unresolved border. The 96-km estuary between India and Pakistan, intersecting where Indian Gujarat State and Pakistani Sindh province meet, has had a dramatic impact on Indian security.

With both India and Pakistan unable to agree on the exact boundary, the differences flow into the Arabian Sea creating an enormous stretch of disputed water. Pakistan claims the entire Sir Creek based on a 1914 agreement signed between the government of Sindh and rulers of Kutch. India on the contrary claims that the boundary lies mid-channel, as was depicted in a map in 1925 and implemented with pillars placed to mark the boundary.

Over the years, the creek has also changed its course dramatically. If one country agrees to the other’s traditional position, then the former will end up losing a vast amount of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) rich with gas and mineral deposits.

A country has special rights to EEZ under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that includes exploration and use of resources there including via deep-sea mining, in which there have been exciting new breakthroughs.

 

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I like everything in this map but no clear boundaries between our gilgit and iok. I don't like it. This map is making indian claim strong. Boundaries not highlighted with a bright color between iok and gilgit. I hate it because we are still crying for UN resolution and India did abrogation. Have you ever seen India calling Kashmir disputed? After abrogation,everything has changed. Rather than adopting aggressive policy, we are still crying for UN resolution. In this modern era,nobody will implement any kind of resolution. All disputes will be solved through wars. Why not calling entire Kashmir integral part of Pak? Both regions in green color. I don't like it.
Pls see below:

Contractual obligations with China about Kashmir.
Pakistan has an agreement of settling borders with china in Ladakh... after a referendum has been held and Kashmiri people had voted to join Pakistan.
Before that Pakistan doesn't recognize any Border between China and Indian occupied Kashmir hence the open ended map.
 
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