GB ex-governor Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah passes away
He was 86 years old. Pir Karam Ali Shah was also the first Deputy Chief Executive of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly and the third Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan during his long political career. Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah was an undefeated member of Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly for 10 times.
His health had deteriorated a few days back and he was hospitalized in Islamabad. President Asif Ali Zardari appointed him as the governor in 2011, a position he held till 2015.
Hailing from Ishkoman Valley of Ghizer district, the late Pir has been seen as a respected personality in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.