PTI nominates Raja Azam for G-B chief minister’s slot

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentary party has put forth the name of Raja Azam as its candidate for the slot of Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister.

According to a PTI spokesperson, Raja Azam’s nomination was unanimously agreed upon by the party, and it has also been approved by the PTI chairman.

The spokesperson highlighted that the PTI holds a significant majority in the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly.

This development follows the recent disqualification of Khalid Khurshid as the chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan by a top Gilgit court on charges of holding a fake degree.

Khurshid’s degree was challenged by Abdul Hamid of the Pakistan People’s Party and Rana Farman Ali of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, both of whom contested against him in the last G-B Assembly elections.

The degree obtained by Khurshid from London was not verified by the university concerned but on the basis of that degree, he obtained a lawyer’s licence from the GB Bar Council.

A three-member bench of the Gilgit court disqualified Khalid Khurshid in the fake degree case.

The nomination of Raja Azam as the new chief minister candidate by PTI indicates the party’s intent to move forward and address the leadership vacuum left by the disqualification of Khalid Khurshid.

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