The election took place on Monday, where no opposition member submitted nomination papers for the position, securing her uncontested victory.
Gilgit: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-July 18th, 2023) Sadia Danish, a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), has made history as she becomes the first woman to be elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly.
The ruling bloc, comprising PPP, PML-N, JUI-F, and members of PTI's forward bloc, nominated Sadia Danish as the seventh Deputy Speaker of GB. Her political career has seen her serve as a member of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly from 2009 to 2014, and she has also held positions in the GB cabinet.
Gilgit-Baltistan has experienced significant political changes recently, witnessing the appointment of a new speaker, deputy speaker, and chief minister all within 39 days. Previously, PTI forward bloc leader Gul Bar Khan assumed the role of GB's new chief minister after Khalid Khurshid, from the same party, was disqualified due to a fake degree case.