ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (APP): Dr Shama Khalid on Tuesday took oath as Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, becoming the first woman assuming governorship in the country’s history. The chief judge Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan administered oath to Dr Shama Khalid at a special investiture ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr, witnessed by President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdii Shah and federal ministers.
President Zardari had appointed Dr Shama Khalid as the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday.
Dr Shama Khalid is a leading social worker who voluntarily worked in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan by establishing free summer medical camps every year.
Let’s remind the readers that Dr. Shama Khalid is a daughter of Gilgit – Baltistan. She belongs to Astore district and is sister of Wazir Tajwar, the executive engineer of NAPWD.