Kaira demands GB governor replacement


“The new governor of Gilgit-Baltistan should be replaced by a governor who is the son of soil and acceptable to the all political parties in the interest of the forthcoming elections of the legislative assembly in the region,” said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Central Punjab Secretary General Tanvir Ashraf Kaira in a statement issued Sunday.

He maintained that the appointment of the incumbent governor was unconstitutional because after the 18th Amendment in the Constitution, the governor has to be from the region. Pir Karim Shah, the outgoing governor, is right in his contention to challenge the appointment of the governor in the apex court, he added.

He said that the previous government of PPP earned the distinction of giving the region the special status with its own representative government to run the affairs of the region instead of being ruled by the federal government through a middle-order civil servant sitting in Pakistan Secretariat.