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A Strategic Interaction Game of Political Rights: A Case Study of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan


  • Saranjam Baig

    (Assistant professor,Department of political science and political economy,Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.)

  • Manzoor Ahmad

    (Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.)

  • Jan Alam

    (MPhil Scholar,Department of Political Science,Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.)


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.

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  • Saranjam Baig & Manzoor Ahmad & Jan Alam, 2018. "A Strategic Interaction Game of Political Rights: A Case Study of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan," Global Political Review, Humanity Only, vol. 3(2), pages 10-17, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aaw:gprjrn:v:3:y:2018:i:2:p:10-17
    DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2018(III-II).02

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    Political status; Strategic players; Status-quo; Constitutional Limbo; Gilgit-Baltistan;
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    JEL classification:

    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General


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