Islamabad, February 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): This is with reference to the news item appearing in print media on 17th February, 2015 concerning Federal Minister to also serve as G-B Governor. Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan dispels the apprehensions of the press and clarifies that Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan has been appointed as Ex-Officio Governor G-B and the impression that the move has been made to influence elections is merely based on speculations and has no relevance with the story narrated in the press.
The Governor is committed to ensure free and fair elections. Accordingly, a care-taker Chief Minister was appointed on the advice of outgoing Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition. The Election Commissioner was also appointed on the advice of Ex-Governor and had taken all parties of Gilgit-Baltistan on board. The Federal Government is committed to the uplift of the Gilgit-Baltistan region and bringing it at par with other provinces in the wake of the upcoming Economic Corridor Project.
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