ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to convert Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into a fifth province of Pakistan.

According to Geo news, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar has said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion.

Pirzada added that a bill to amend the Constitution of Pakistan in this regard will be presented in the National Assembly following the suggestion.

He added that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also utilise his special powers to grant GB the status of a province.