Gul Bar Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) ahead bloc, was elected Gilgit-Baltistan’s new chief minister on Thursday.
Gul Bar, who obtained 19 votes from the 20 members current in the home, was elected unopposed as three different candidates vying for the publish withdrew their nomination papers.
An unbiased lawmaker, Nawaz Khan Naji, abstained from voting, with Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) parliamentarians backing the brand new CM.
All 11 members of the PTI’s ‘like-minded group’ boycotted the polling, claiming rigging.
The election for the coveted publish was triggered after the area’s prime court docket disqualified former CM Khalid Khursheed was disqualified for holding a pretend diploma.
Following his elimination from workplace, the PTI divided into two factions — the ahead bloc and the like-minded or ‘humkhayal‘ group, which boycotted the election.
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