Islamabad, December 24: According to APP president Zardari has assured Syed Mehdi Shah that the governor of Gilgit – Baltistan would be a local person. President Zardari, reportedly, said this during a meeting with the chief minister last night.
Soon after the meeting some TV channel reports said that Sher Jahan Mir, former GM of Karakuram Cooperative Bank, is all set to take the oath of governorship.
This news led to ‘jubilation’ in Gilgit city, as supporters of Mir resorted to heavy aerial firing to celebrate the news.
In a separate press statement, however, Syed Mehdi Shah has said that names for governorship would be sent to President Zardari after Ashura.