Using a simple sequential game, this article aims at
exploring the outcome of the political interactions of
various strategic players related to the political status of GilgitBaltistan. A political system that comes into existence after the
strategic interactions of different players is defined to be an outcome
for the purpose of our analysis. To discuss the constitutional limbo in
Gilgit-Baltistan, the article identifies four strategic players: the federal
government, the provincial, the Shia Muslims in Gilgit-Baltistan, and
the Sunni Muslims in Gilgit-Baltistan. Their strategies, preferences,
and payoffs have been highlighted. The simple sequential game has
an outcome of “status-quo, which is in harmony with the existing
political status of the region. The status-quo of the region will
continue until the players decide to play different strategies. The
outcome will tilt in the favor of the player with most political influence.
1-Saranjam Baig: Assistant professor,Department of political science and political economy,Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. 2-Manzoor Ahmad: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.3-Jan Alam: MPhil Scholar,Department of Political Science,Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Political status, Strategic players, Status-quo, Constitutional Limbo, Gilgit-Baltistan