GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elected Khalid Khurshid Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf as chief minister and Pakistan People’s Party’s Amjad Hussain as leader of the opposition.
Speaker Amjad Hussain Zaidi chaired the assembly session held to elect chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Mr Khan, who was fielded by the PTI-Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen alliance, and Mr Hussain who was a candidate of the opposition parties JUI-F, PPP and PML-N, secured 22 and nine votes, respectively.
After the CM election, Speaker Zaidi announced that the opposition parties submitted requisition and said Mr Hussain was elected opposition leader in the assembly.
Speaker Zaidi announced that appropriate time would be given to members of the ruling and opposition parties in the assembly.
The opposition leader said he would continue to resist against every anti-people move of the government. He reiterated that the GB elections were rigged as the Centre committed every possible rigging to defeat the PPP in the region.
Chief Minister Khan promised that every step would be taken to solve the issues being faced by GB people. He said health, education and other sectors would be solved on a priority basis.