| Updated at: 1751 PST, Wednesday, September 15, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Shama Khalid, the very first woman Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, passed away in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Mehdi Shah confirmed the above news while Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira also confirming it, expressed condolence.
She was suffering from cancer and was admitted in a hospital here.
Shama Khalid, who took oath of Governor Gilgit-Baltistan on March 23, 2010, rendered a number of valuable services in the department of women’s health.
The deceased has been survived by two daughters and a son.