PM to attend oath-taking ceremony of GB cabinet today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to arrive in Gilgit-Baltistan on his visit since the recently held elections in the region.

During the visit, the prime minister will participate in the oath-taking ceremony of the new cabinet of Gilgit Baltistan and deliver an address on the occasion.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Special Assistant to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and PTI chief organiser Saifullah Khan Niazi will accompany the prime minister.

The prime minister is also expected to attend a briefing on new national parks in the region.  Amin Aslam will apprise the prime minister about the steps being taken to improve the environment.

The premier will also inaugurate the Nanga Parbat and Himalaya national parks – the highest in Gilgit Baltistan. This PM’s second visit to the region in as many months.

Muhammad Khalid Khurshid has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan after the PTI won elections and formed the government in a coalition with independent candidates.

In a tweet just few hours after taking the oath as the new chief minister, Khurssaid that his government will work day and night to address all deprivations that the region witnessed in the past.

He stated that the government will take actions solely on the basis of merit, adding that every part of the region will now be developed on an equal footing. The oath-taking ceremony was held at Governor House in Gilgit.