Gilgit-Baltistan: CM, governor to receive bullet proof vehicles

Chief Minister Mehdi Shah and Governor Pir Karam Ali would be the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Shahbbir Mir March 06, 2011


The government is planning to purchase bullet proof vehicles for the Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister and governor, officials told The Express Tribune on Saturday.

“A plan is afoot in this regard and if implemented, the purchase will cost Rs150 million,” an official in the G-B government, while requesting anonymity, told The Express Tribune.

He confirmed that Chief Minister Mehdi Shah and Governor Pir Karam Ali would be the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Another official said that following a wave of terrorism in the country and sectarian skirmishes in G-B, the government decided “to do the needful in time”.

While the region has already spent millions of rupees on internal security measures, the purchase in question has drawn severe criticism from opposition leaders.

The PML-N provincial president Hafizur Rehman said that the chief minister should focus on people’s issues and spend money on the poor to help uplift their standard of living.

“The government isn’t serious in terms of settling the issues disrupting peace in the region,” said the PML-N chief, adding that the government should implement the recommendations of the All Parties Conference proposed this year.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2011.


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Ms.Ashraf | 10 years ago | Reply Chief Minsiter should focus on development projects which can benefit the poor communities. The idea of buying new bullet proof vehicles will take him no where.As in past they have spent millions on security measures. He should focus on how to develop Giglit Baltistan. He has to make proper arrangements for the largest "Karakorum Highway". He has to install proper communication and health emergency codes in those areas so the ppl will not lose their loved ones as one can easily bring Motorway emergency codes to these areas.
Manzoor Parwana | 10 years ago | Reply Congratulaion to governer and CM on getting bullet proof vehicles. But the enslaved people of Gilgit Baltistan is receiving bullet and blood. The lives of 2 millon of GB has no value in the eyes of CM but his only life is dear to him . WAH SHAH SAHEB KIA BAAT HAI.
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