Mehdi Shah elected Gilgit-Baltistan CM
Syed Mehdi Shah of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Friday elected unopposed the first Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan while Wazir Baig and Jameel Ahmed of PPP was elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
Speaker and Deputy Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly also administrated oath of their respective offices. Newly elected Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah is also Regional President of PPP.
The session of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly met on Friday in which elections to elect Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Speaker and Deputy Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly were held.
During the session, Mirza Hussain of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) who was running for the slot of Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan announced to withdraw against Syed Mehdi Shah.
After which Syed Mehdi Shah PPP was elected unopposed the first Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Wazir Baig and Jameel Ahmed were also elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly respectively after Amina Insar of PML-Q and Haji Gulbar Khan who were running for the same slot announced to withdraw.
Outgoing Speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Malik Muhammad Maskeen administrated oath to the newly elected Speaker Wazir Baig who has taken charge of his office.
Newly elected Speaker Wazir Baig also administrated oath to the newly elected Deputy Speaker Jameel Ahmed. Gilgit-Baltistan Governor Qamar Zaman Kaira will administer oath to the elected chief minister.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani facilitated Syed Mehdi Shah, Wazir Baig and Jameel Ahmed for being elected as Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly respectively.