GILGIT: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has said he would not allow anyone to snatch votes from people in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections.
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that in the past the ruling party in the centre would form a government in Gilgit-Baltistan, addressing an election rally in the Bargo region of Gilgit district, but now the PPP would first form a government in Gilgit-Baltistan and then in Islamabad.
He said that in Gilgit-Baltistan, no one should even dream about stealing votes because he was there and would not encourage anybody to steal votes.
The rally marched in the direction of Sharot and other Gilgit towns. On November 13, when it entered the Jagir Basin, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari invited people to attend a public meeting in Gilgit. He said that only the PPP had activists who worked hard and were committed. He added that everybody could see that the PPP was winning in Gilgit-Baltistan.
He was received warmly by a significant number of people in Sarmash. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari was also accompanied by Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Jamil Soomro, Advocate Amjad Hussain, Jamil Ahmed and Sadia Danish.
He said they had a long relationship with the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan and the PPP. He said the ‘chosen’ Prime Minister sent foul-mouthed ministers one after another, but they did not realise that unscrupulous people were not accepted by the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The PPP leader stated that ministers were circulating money for the procurement of votes among individuals. He said, however, that the Gilgit-Baltistan people were honourable and loyal people. He said, “They are not for sale.”
He chanted slogans to address the rally in Nomal and the rally attendees replied with zeal and fervour.