ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party has nominated Syed Mehdi Shah for the slot of first chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan. Syed Mehdi Shah succeeded from LA-7 Skardu 2 and is also the President of PPP in Gilgit-Baltistan. Addressing a press conference here at Central Secretariat of PPP on Thursday along with Fauzia Wahab, Secretary Information of PPP, Mehdi Shah said that he was unanimously selected for the slot of CM. He said that after the consultation, new governor would be appointed from PPP ranks preferably. He said that it was wrong allegation that PPP rigged the general election and claimed that his party had majority in Gilgit-Baltistan area. Mehdi Shah said that allegations by different parties about rigging in the elections were baseless. He said PPP was the largest party of the country and believed in democratic values. He further said PPP was the only representative of people of the area. To a query, he said that Altaf Hussain was politicising each and everything, adding, I challenge him to contest from any seat of Giglit-Baltistan. If he succeeded to get only 5 votes, I would resign from my seat. It is pertinent to mention here that all political parties of the country including the coalition partners MQM, JUI and PML-N alleged the PPP government for massive rigging in the elections. Earlier PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Syed also expressed their strong reservations on the election, saying, Any unrest or destabilisation can harm the strategic national interests, therefore, the government should go for a consensus government in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has not learned from past blunders, adding that the rigging in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections has broken all previous records. Shujaat also issued his partys 17-point fact-sheet on rigging in the Gilgit-Baltistan polls. He said the PML-Q was the only real opposition party in the Gilgit-Baltistan polls, as all the other parties were in power either at the centre or in the provinces. He said the PML-Q had won two seats in Gilgit-Baltistan despite massive vote fraud, adding that in Ghanche constituency LA-23 Amna Ansari lost due to a strong PPP, PML-N nexus. Mehdi Shah ruled out all such allegations saying that the first time in the history of the said region elections were held so transparently. He said that even during the Musharraf regime PPP was leading party with 8 seats as compared to 5 of PML-Q. He introduced all his partys successful Members of Legislative Assembly during the press conference. He claimed that total number of his party MLAs was 13. PPP leadership has started consultations to finalise the names of Gilgit-Baltistan Cabinet. PPP bagged 11 out of 23 seats in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections held on November 12 and one independent candidate also joined the PPP.