G-B Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid disqualified in fake degree case

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court on Monday disqualified Khalid Khurshid as the chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan for obtaining a licence as a lawyer on the basis of a ‘fake degree’.

On the basis of the fake degree, Khurshid had obtained the licence from the Gilgit-Baltistan Bar Council.

The order was passed by a three-member bench comprising Judge Malik Anayatur Rehman, Judge Johar Ali and Judge Mohammad Mushtaq.

The petition, which had challenged Khurshid’s law degree, sought to disqualify him under articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. The petition was filed by G-B Assembly member and Pakistan People’s Party leader Ghulam Shahzad Agha.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz G-B Assembly member Ghulam Muhammad had submitted a no-confidence motion against Khurshid under rule 21 of the G-B Governance Order 2018.

The no-confidence motion against him was signed by nine G-B Assembly members belonging to the opposition in order to thwart a possible plan of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to dissolve the assembly.

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