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Imran Khan praises Khalid Khurshid as the best CM

The PTI Chief expressed his shock at the disqualification of Khalid Khurshid as the Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan. He also praised Khalid Khurshid as the best CM and said he was competent and honest. 

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has praised the former Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid who was recently disqualified in a fake degree case.

Taking to Twitter, the PTI Chief expressed his shock at the disqualification of Khalid Khurshid as the Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan. He praised Khalid Khurshid as the best CM and said he was competent and honest.

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“Deeply saddened and shocked by the disqualification of Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Khalid Khurshid. Of all the CM’s I have seen, he was by far the best. Not only was he competent and honest but he also genuinely believed in the ideology of Haqeeqi Azaadi. His disqualification will be a massive loss for the people of GB,” Imran Khan said.

On Tuesday, the Gilgit-Baltistan Court disqualified Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan in a fake degree case. A three-member larger bench — Justice Malik Inayat Ur Rehman, Justice Jauhar Ali, and Justice Mushtaq Muhammad — announced the verdict on the plea filed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) GB Assembly member Ghulam Shahzad Agha.

The petitioner had argued that Khurshid’s law degree was fake and he should be disqualified under Articles 62 and 63. Khursheed claimed to have received a law degree from London, but it could not be verified.

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Separately, the opposition lawmakers submitted a no-confidence motion against Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid. The no-confidence motion was filed by nine opposition members, signaling their discontent with the current leadership.

The now-former chief minister had joined the PTI in 2018 and was elevated to the position of Diamer- Astore’s divisional president. He had been in office since December 2020 and had been a close aide of PTI chairman Imran Khan.

After his disqualification, PTI has expressed support for Khalid Khurshid, with PTI leaders condemning the disqualification.

PTI has stated that Khalid Khurshid Khan will remain as the President of the party’s Gilgit Baltistan chapter. Furthermore, the party has decided to challenge the disqualification.