Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Shama Khalid takes oath as Gilgit-Baltistan’s first governor

ISLAMABAD: Dr Shama Khalid on Tuesday took oath as Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, becoming the first woman assuming governorship in the country's history.

The chief judge Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan administered the oath to Dr Shama Khalid at a special investiture ceremony at the Aiwan-i-Sadr, witnessed by President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah and federal ministers.
President Zardari had appointed Dr Shama Khalid as the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday.
Dr Shama Khalid is a leading social worker who voluntarily worked in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan by establishing free summer medical camps every year. — APP

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