Islamabad, December 8: According to a private TV channel the interim governor of Gilgit – Baltistan, Qamar Zaman Kaira, has said that GBLA would elect leader of the house on December 11. A number of candidates including Syed Mehdi Shah, Wazir Baig, Advocate Shakeel and Muhammad Ali Akhtar are prime candidates, according to party sources.
No name has yet been finalized, party sources told Pamir Times. However, Syed Mehdi Shah, a Jiyala since his youth, is the favorite candidate for the highest elected position of Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly.
Appointment of governor, still, is shrouded in mystery with Afzal Shigri, Nazir Sabir and some other possible public figures’ names being heard here and there in connection with governorship.
There is a general feeling of resentment and aggression against appointment of non – local governor. However, Chaudhary Manzoor’s name is also being taken among people considered for governorship.