Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan on Friday resigned from his post following the demand by the federal government.
According to sources, Mir Ghazanfar, who was appointed by the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, sent his resignation to President Arif Alvi from Gilgit early on Friday.
Sources also said that Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq had the conveyed the message to the GB governor that the new federal government wants to replace him.
Earlier, the party leaders had called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) GB President Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpon in Islamabad and discussed the matter with him. The central leadership, sources claim, has convinced Raja Jalal to become the next GB governor.