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Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) chairman Zaffar Akbar Bhat today said the Pakistan’s move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province would prove detrimental to the disputed nature of Jammu Kasmir. 

“The future of Jammu Kashmir is yet to be decided through referendum and such moves will harm our cause. We have no objection if people of Gilgit-Baltistan want to merge with Pakistan as we respect the UN resolutions that guarantee the right to self-determination of people. Pakistan should realise the sensitivity of the whole situation and not provide India any opportunity to exploit the freedom movement of Kashmiris,” Zaffar, in a statement today, said.