PTI’s  Barrister Khalid Khursheed elected as GB chief minister

Statesman Report

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly on Monday elected PTI candidate Barrister Khalid Khursheed as the region's new chief minister.

Barrister Khursheed secured 22 votes, while joint opposition's candidate advocate Amjad Hussain got nine votes.

Polling to elect the new leader of the House was held in the afternoon.

PTI has already pocketed the key slot of GB Assembly speaker after Amjad Ali was elected earlier last week.

The party has already pocketed the key slot of GB Assembly speaker after Amjad Ali was elected earlier last week.

On November 24, the PTI government announced that it is set to form its government in GB after securing a majority in the Legislative Assembly following the 2020 election.

The party grabbed 10 seats in the general elections. But after gaining the support of six independent winners and allotment of six reserved seats, PTI secured 22 out of the 33 seats in the Assembly.

Per a notification by Chief Election Commissioner Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Shahbaz Khan, the PTI was declared successful in 10 seats, independent candidates won seven seats, PPP obtained three, PML-N won two, whereas JUI and MWM won one seat each.