Gilgit - Baltistan

CM Gilgit-Baltistan takes U-turn within hours, Bashir to remain Minister

PT Report

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.

The enraged Chief Minister, who is also PPP's regional president, had announced severing of ties with PMLQ, taking a u-turn hours later
The enraged Chief Minister, who is also PPP’s regional president, had announced severing of ties with PMLQ, taking a u-turn hours later

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.

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  1. CM and some of his team members have adversely disappointed
    the gbians. After passing of four years still some of sitting GBLAS members do
    not seems serious on corruption. From one side they are supporting the illegal
    appointees and mounting pressure on professionals to re appoint them. From
    other sides they are forcing to terminate the employees who had raised voice
    against corruption and participated in procession of awami action committee. If
    in assembly any members highlight about any type of corruption the house of leader
    should thankful and obliged him on indicating improvement areas. As a neutral
    social analyzer I would say that the self Governance package was not bad
    package but authority and power was misused and distorted the image of Gb. 05%
    element of good governance was not observed in its implementation. I would
    condemn to all those who have been involved in corruption whether those were
    leaders, professionals, workers or general people as well. The main
    responsibility lies with political leadership whose mandate was to ensure service
    delivery that was not witnessed in last four years. Being seniors of so called
    leaders still you need to reflect on your actions to streamline the system in

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