Khalid Khursheed sworn in as GB CM

PESHAWAR: Khalid Khursheed has sworn in as acting Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister.

The oath-taking ceremony was held at the Governor House of Gilgit-Baltistan. The oath was administered by Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon. The ceremony was attended by the members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly and other high officials.

Shah was elected as the new chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday. The election for the leader of the house of the Gilgit Baltistan Assembly was held through a show of hands in the GB Assembly Hall in Gilgit.

Khalid Khursheed secured 22 votes, while joint opposition’s candidate advocate Amjad Hussain got nine votes.

Khurshid was elected a member of the Gilgit-Baltistan assembly from the GBLA-13 constituency in the November 15 elections. The PTI has already grabbed the prized posts of speaker and deputy speaker.

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Barrister Khalid Khurshid and Fatehullah Khan were the potential candidates for the position of Gilgit-Baltistan’s chief minister. Sohail Abbas will likely head the Board of Revenue, while Shams Lone will be given the portfolio of food ministry.

The party grabbed 10 seats in the general elections, and after gaining the support of six independent winners and allotment of six reserved seats, PTI secured 22 out of the 33 seats in the Assembly. 

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