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Gilgit-Baltistan's Economic Woes

In early 2020, the government made a significant decision to slash the job quota for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to a meager one percent. With this move, its outcome became starkly evident in the aftermath, particularly having been highlighted by the Federal Public Service Commission's (FPSC) advertisement Case No. F.4-51/2020-R (3/2020), concerning the filling of 157 Appraisers positions in the Revenue Division. Out of these, only one post was allocated for Gilgit-Baltistan, while five were designated for FATA and four for AJK. This allocation sparked profound disappointment and resentment among the populace of GB.This mode of new dispensation has become rife insofar as allocation of federal jobs in all federal ministries and other institutions since then. The decision, seemingly a fallout from GB's separation from the GB/FATA combination, contradicts expectations for a comprehensive approach to tackle longstanding issues. It is perceived as unjust and inequitable, directly und