Voice of the Mountain People

GBLA likely to hold first session after Eid: Kaira

Posted by Gilgit Tribune on November 21, 2009

By Our Reporter

Rawalpindi, November 21: Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira has said the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly is likely to hold its first session after Eid ul Azha.

Speaking at a reception held in honor of the elected members of the GB Legislative Assembly Mr. Kaira, said it was the credit of the PPP to introduce Gilgit-Baltistan Self-governance Reforms Package-2009, which was another step towards political and socio-economic development of the area. He said although the election process has been completed, but the election on the reserved seats for women and technocrats was yet to take place. “The government formation would start once this process is completed” he added.

Rawalpindi: Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira in a group photograph with the members elect of GBLA during a breakfast hosted by MD Pakistan Baitul Maal Zamrud Khan

He recalled that Benazir Bhutto visited the residence of Zamurd Khan on November 30, 2007 and offered special prayers for the departed soul and said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has always strived to serve the people across the country and the people of GBLA have a lot of expectations from the PPP. Mr. Kaira said the results of GB elections have once again proved that the PPP is the political force of the country and it enjoys support of the masses. He said that whenever free and fair elections would be held in any part of the country, the PPP would return victorious.

The minister said PPP has given lot of sacrifices for democracy and it would not give anyone any excuse to derail the system. He said that victory in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections was an achievement, but coming up to the expectations of the people of the area was the bigger challenge ahead. Mr. Kaira congratulated all the elected members and urged them to resolve the problems being faced by the people of Gilgit-Baltistan on priority.

Recounting the services of the PPP leadership for the people of the area, he said it was the government of Shaheed Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto which brought far-reaching reforms in the area.  He further said that during Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s second term as Prime Minister, Northern Areas Legal Framework Order was introduced.

The reception was hosted by Managing Director, Bait-ul-Mal, Zamurd Khan here at his residence. It was also attended by Mehdi Shah, the nominated Chief Minister of the GBLA.

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