Gilgit, November 8: Interim governor of Gilgit – Baltistan, Wazir Baig, has said that all appointments on the 2400 announced vacant positions will be made on merit and only the deserving candidates will be able to get the jobs. He was talking to a delegation of the Peoples Graduate Forum.
The governor also blamed the local and non-local bureaucrats for making illegal appointments in all departments. He said that regional development would not
be possible if meritocracy is not ensured in provision of jobs and contracts.
Governor Baig also said that despite of meager financial resources the government was trying to provide relief to the disaster affected parts of Gilgit – Baltistan. “We do not have enough resources to run the government”, he said. Baig also said that the low-income people would not be affected by any taxation regime that might be implemented in the region. “Only multinational companies will be brought under the tax net”, the interim governor said.
The present government has been silent about the Kohistan Development Tax which the government of Khyber – Pukhtunkhwa charges at the border town of Sost. It is believed that transfer of the tax amount collected through KDT to the GB government can boost the financial status of the government by making sufficient funds available.