GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has made changes in various departments in a bid to streamline its affairs. A summary in this regard has been approved by the chief minister (CM), confirmed a government spokesperson on Monday.
The department of services, for instance, has been separated from general administration. Saad Sikandar will now look after both departments as secretary. Similarly, the departments of prison and information have also been made separate entities. Adviser to CM on Tourism Sadia Danish has been assigned additional responsibilities as minister for information –.
Meanwhile, the regional government has pledged to ensure the remaining days of Muharram pass peacefully. CM Mehdi Shah went around the city on Monday to assess arrangements in place under the security plan for Muharram. During his trip, he met members of the Masajid Board and was briefed about what has been done to defuse tension between sects.
“Masajid Board members briefed the chief minister about the continued efforts made to forge unity,” said Muta Wali, one of the board’s members. The members also met prayer leaders at mosques to urge them to maintain a peaceful environment during the month, he added.
G-B Force Commander Major General Hafiz Masroor also visited the office of the Masajid Board last week to laud the members for their role.
Source the Express Tribune
By Farman Ali
Sost Gojal: Today the election for the cabinet of Silk Route Dry Port Trust SRDPT held at Sost Dry port in a peaceful environment .
Zaffar Iqbal, the former Managing Director of NATCO has won the contest of chairmanship, Abdul Rauf was elected as Vice Chairman of SRDPT and 11 directors were elected through poll and 2 female members Laila Rehman and Mrs. Ajayeeb has selected in the cabinet. Directors won the contest are Iqbal Karim, Didar Ahmed, Ghulam Hassan, Attaullah, Ehsan Karim, Dad-e-Khuda, Muhammad Zaman, Dushkh Baig, Saeed Jan, Ikramullah Baig and Karimullah Baig.
281 share holders cast their vote to elect the cabinet and voters turn out was 82 %. Each voter cast vote for a cabinet, which includes chairman, vice chairman and 11 directors. One vote of chairman, 3 of vice chairman and 40 votes of directors were rejected. Amanullah and Ali Afsar withdraw from the contest one day before the polling.
The 15 member cabinet of Silk Route Dry Port Trust will take oath tomorrow morning. the election commissioner of this election Rai Ghulam Muhammad will administrate the oath to the newly elected cabinet.
The cabinet will take charge from the previous body in the meeting of the board of directors of joint venture (Pak China Sost Dry Port Company).
The elected chairman of Silk Route Dry Port Trust SRDPT, Zaffar Iqbal will be appointed as Vice chairman of Joint venture (Pak China Sost Dry Port Company) and two directors will also be included in the Joint venture’s board of directors.
Pak China Sost Dry Port Company is a joint venture between Silk Route Dry Port Trust and Sino Trans (An enterprise of China).
As per the deed of joint venture, Chairman will be from China and V-chairman from Pakistan. The chairman of SRDPT (Zaffar Iqbal) will be the vice-chairman of Pak China Sost Dry Port Company.
The Details of the Poll are as follow
- Zaffar Iqbal 155
- Darvesh Ali 119
- Raza Muhammad 06
- Abul Rauf 188
- Gul Sher Khan 90
- Muhammad Zaman 148
- Shafiullah Baig 107
- Dushka Baig 136
- Didar Ahmed 195
- Sultan Ali 92
- Ismail Uddin 124
- Ghulam Hasssan 191
- Attaullah 173
- Dad-e-Khuda 150
- Ehsan Karim 173
- Iqbal Karim 213
- Karimullah 131
- Ghulam Karim 123
- Kraimullah Baig 130
- Hoor Shah 117
- Siraj Uddin 121
- Sanaullah 79
- Ulfatullah 117
- Saeed Jan 135