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Raja Jalal appointed as new GB governor

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon as new governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. Maqpoon is the president of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the region. He was defeated by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Akbar Khan Taban in the GB Assembly election from Skardu constituency in 2015. According to notification issued by Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, the president has accepted the resignation of Governor GB Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan. Maqpoon has been…