Gilgit, May 6: Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, took a u-turn on Wednesday night hours after announcing annulment of alliance with PMLQ and the sacking of Works Minister Bashir Ahmad Khan.
In a strange turn of events, the Chief Minister gave in to pressure and after negotiations with some legislators decided to not only retain Bashir Ahmad Khan but also keeping the alliance with PMLQ intact. Earlier, the CM had said that the decision of sacking Bashir Ahmad Khan as Works Minister will be reversed only after a written apology was submitted by PMLQ leaders. They had flatly refused to apologize.
The Chief Minister had been enraged by allegations of corruption hurled by PMLQ leader Mirza Hussain. Hussain had told media people that the PPP led alliance is deeply involved in systematic corruption, irking the CM and some other PPP leaders. Mirza has claimed to have proofs against the legislators involved in corruption.