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Gilgit-Baltistan approves the development of four new districts

June 18, 2019 • news

Islamabad: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has notified the creation of four more districts in the region, a news source reported.

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According to Monday’s announcement, Gilgit-Baltistan will now comprise 14 administrative units in total. The four new districts, which were previously designated as sub-divisions, include Darel, Tangir, Yaseen, and Rondu.

The notification further states that no changes shall be made to the revenue division, police ranges, subdivisions, tehsils and sub-tehsils.

Previously, the region comprised 10 districts: Ghanche, Skardu, Shigar, Kharmang, Gilgit, Ghizer, Hunza, Nagar, Diamer, and Astore.

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The region is divided into three administrative divisions (Baltistan, Gilgit, and Diamer) that previously comprised 10 districts. These included four Baltistan districts comprising Skardu, Shigar, Kharmang, and Ghanche; four Gilgit districts of, Ghizer, Hunza, Gilgit and Nagar, and two Diamer districts named Diamer and Astore.