Islmabad, November 20: Ex judge of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Tahir Ali Shah has been appointed as the Chief Election Commission of Gilgit-Baltistan, it has reliably been learnt.
According to reports, the decision has been made at the highest level in the corridors of executive powers. It is pertinent to note that almost all major political parties and the GBLA had demanded nomination of a local person for this key position, as the region braces for general elections next year.
Born in the year 1947, he has risen through the ranks, serving as a civil judge, before resigning and practicing law for some time. He was sworn in as a judge of the GB Supreme Appellate Court in 2005, from which he retired three years later in 2008.
Justice (r) Tahir Ali Shah belongs to Khaplu, the headquarters of District Ghanghce.