GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday nominated Khalid Khurshid as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s candidate for the submit of chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan.
PTI chief organiser Saifullah Khan Nyazee made this announcement by means of a tweet.
In accordance with sources, Mr Nyazee and federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur met Mr Khan in Islamabad on Friday to finalise the identify of PTI candidate for the submit of GB chief minister.
Mr Khurshid was elected member of the GB Legislative Meeting from GBLA-13 (Astore-1) constituency by defeating the PPP’s Abdul Hameed Khan by a margin of 1,719 votes.
The election for the GB chief minister’s slot, which was earlier scheduled for Saturday (in the present day), will now be held on Monday, in keeping with a notification issued by the GB Meeting Secretariat.
Election postponed until Monday
Born on Nov 17, 1980 within the Rattu space of Shounter tehsil in Astore, Khalid Khurshid did his matric from Public College and School, Gilgit, and obtained a regulation diploma from Queen Mary College of London. He contested election from GBLA-13, Astore, in 2009 as an impartial candidate however misplaced. He once more misplaced within the 2015 election.
Mr Khurshid joined the PTI on July 28, 2018, and was later appointed president of the celebration’s Astore-Diamer division chapter.
Mr Khurshid belongs to a widely known political household of Astore district. His father Mohammad Khurshid Khan was a member of the GB Advisory Council within the early 70s.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Imran Khan is anticipated to go to GB on Monday to take part within the oath-taking ceremony of the brand new GB chief minister.
Addressing PTI employees in Gilgit, Mr Khurshid thanked the prime minister for nominating him for the chief minister’s submit.
He appealed to GB Meeting members to work as a group for the welfare of the individuals. “We have to work hard to fulfil the expectations of the people who have voted for us,” he stated.
The leaders of political events and social welfare organisations and civil society members have congratulated Mr Khurshid on his nomination for the submit of chief minister.
They expressed the hope that the brand new chief minister would play his position in resolving problems with the GB individuals which had been ignored previously.
Revealed in Daybreak, November 28th, 2020