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Newly elected Gilgit Baltistan Assembly to pick leader of House today


GILGIT: The newly elected Gilgit Baltistan Assembly will pick its new leader of the House today (Monday).

Polling to elect the new chief minister will be in the afternoon and results will be announced at 4pm.

Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers till 2pm.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Barrister Khalid Khurshid was named Friday for the chief minister slot in Gilgit-Balistan. Barrister Khalid had a close contest with Fathullah Khan.

Khalid’s name was finalised after a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by PTI Chief Organiser Saifullah Khan Nyazee.

The key slot of GB Assembly Speaker has already been pocketed by PTI.

It was learnt that the name of Barrister Khalid was finalised after consultations with the PTI central leadership and its chapter in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The GB legislature consists of a total of 33 members; 24 directly elected and nine on reserved seats and 21 members belong to PTI whereas PPP is the second largest party in the assembly with four members.

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