Islamabad, January 11: The Chief Minister of Gilgit – Baltistan recently said that the local government officials in GB are inept. He went further to say that the ‘public are asking for non-local’ bureaucrats in their region.
The irresponsible statement attracted wide spread condemnation from all segments of the society, including nationalist parties.
Many are questioning the abilities of Mehdi Shah himself. “He has openly admitted to be an illiterate person”, said an Islamabad student, with a grin on his face. “How can he find the guts to make such condescending remarks about career bureaucrats”, he further said.
The statement of CM Gilgit – Baltistan negates the government’s stand on appointment of locals in the GB Council Secretariat.
“If the locals are inept as bureaucrats, why is the Mehdi Shah government demanding hiring of local people in the government machinery”, said an NGO worker based in Islamabad.