No-trust motion submitted against GB Assembly speaker
PTI nominates Raja Azam Khan for Leader of House: Amjad Advocate and Muhammad Anwar submit nomination papers from Opposition's side
By News Desk
July 5, 2023 11:47 AM
Opposition in the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Assembly on Wednesday submitted a no-confidence motion against Speaker Nazir Advocate a day after the Chief Court disqualified the chief minister, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Opposition forwarded its no-trust motion bearing signatures of several of its members.
PTI, on the other hand, nominated Raja Azam Khan as its candidate for the seat of Leader of the House.
Meanwhile, Raja Azam Khan submitted his nomination papers in the Assembly, while from the Opposition’s side Amjad Advocate and Muhammad Anwar submitted their nomination papers for the seat of prime minister.
A day before, on July 4, 2023, 24News TV channel had reported that the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court had disqualified Khalid Khurshid Khan as the chief minister for allegedly possessing a licence from the bar council on the basis of a fake degree.
A three-member bench, headed by Judge Inayatur Rahman, passed the order on a petition, seeking the CM’s disqualification.
PPP’s Ghulam Shahzad Agha, a member of the GB Assembly, through his counsel Amjad Hussain had challenged Khurshid’s degree.
Khurshid is also the PTI’s regional president.
The petitioner, who had sought his disqualification under articles 62 and 63 of the constitution, had argued that the degree submitted by the chief minister had not been verified by the University of London and that the Higher Education Commission had declared it fake.
Reporter: Mehtabur Rehman