GB Assembly to elect new Leader of House on July 13
By News Desk
July 6, 2023 03:51 PM
Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Supreme Appellate Court on Thursday approved the schedule for the election of new Leader of the House of the GB Assembly according to which election for the position would now be held on July 13, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Earlier, assembly speaker presented the schedule in the court.
The court, on the request of PTI member of the assembly, had declared the previous schedule null and void.
A day before yesterday, on Tuesday (July 4, 2023), the GB Chief Court had disqualified Khalid Khurshid Khan as the chief minister of the region for allegedly obtaining 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 the petition, seeking the CM’s disqualification.
Pakistan Peoples Party’s Ghulam Shahzad Agha had challenged Khurshid’s degree.
Khurshid is also the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s regional president.
The petitioner sought his disqualification under articles 62 and 63 of the constitution.
The petitioner contended that the degree submitted by Khurshid had not been verified by the University of London and that the Higher Education Commission had declared it fake.
Reporter: Mehtabur Rehman