While many would be happy to see Chief Executive of Gilgit – Baltistan sitting with elected representatives of other provinces, or some may even take it as a “proof” that we are represented at the highest level, realities lie two scratches below the surface.
Local bodies were never introduced in Gilgit – Baltistan and we are still ruled by bureaucrats, so one doesn’t understand the need for Ghazanfar’s presence in this meeting when nothing significant related to the region was being discussed.
It is ironic that our elected representatives are not part of the formulation process of a proposed reforms plan for Gilgit – Baltistan but they are being ‘honored’ at irrelevant meetings of the ‘higest level’, or in post-meeting photography sessions.
How significant are photo-sessions? Let’s discuss.