[News] Syed Mehdi Shah and Syed Riziuddin Rizvi clashed over Cabinet Seat

Rahim Khan (Gilgit):  The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah and an independent member of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Riziuddin Rizvi clashed over GBLA cabinet seat. Earlier in a media statement Rivi allegedly have threatened Chief Minister for taking revenge for a broken promise of giving a cabinet position to Rizvi. However, Chief Minister declined of this promise and states that ‘former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira had made this promise to take one of independent candidates into cabinet’ and we are trying our best to accommodate one.

However, Syed Riziuddin Rivi said to be very furious for not taking him in GBLA cabinet. Mutual friends and well wisher of Chief Minister and Rizvi tried their best to reach on a mutual solution, however, it remained fruitless rather it is reported that the issue further worsened and Rizvi just walked out of the meeting.

Consequently over the alleged threat of Rizvi to the Chief Minister PPP workers in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan staged protest rallies against Rizvi. The protesters in Baltistan said to be very effective as in Skardu main market remained shutter downed and speeches were made against Rizvi, while assured Mehdi Shah of the all the possible support and defense against any threat.

Syed Riziuddin Stated that ‘in fact media has misinterpreted me,  I have just warned Mehdi Shah regarding the murderers of Syed Assad Zaidi who are roaming around very close, so Chief Minister should differentiate between friends and foes’. 

The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah and an independent member of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Riziuddin Rizvi clashed over GBLA cabinet seat. Earlier in a media statement Rivi allegedly have threatened Chief Minister for taking revenge for a broken promise of giving a cabinet position to Rizvi. However, Chief Minister declined of this promise and states that ‘former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira had made this promise to take one of independent candidates into cabinet’ and we are trying our best to accommodate one.

However, Syed Riziuddin Rivi said to be very furious for not taking him in GBLA cabinet. Mutual friends and well wisher of Chief Minister and Rizvi tried their best to reach on a mutual solution, however, it remained fruitless rather it is reported that the issue further worsened and Rizvi just walked out of the meeting.

Consequently over the alleged threat of Rizvi to the Chief Minister PPP workers in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan staged protest rallies against Rizvi. The protesters in Baltistan said to be very effective as in Skardu main market remained shutter downed and speeches were made against Rizvi, while assured Mehdi Shah of the all the possible support and defense against any threat.

Syed Riziuddin Stated that ‘in fact media has misinterpreted me,  I have just warned Mehdi Shah regarding the murderers of Syed Assad Zaidi who are roaming around very close, so Chief Minister should differentiate between friends and foes’.

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