GILGIT: Vice President Maryam Nawaz of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) alleged on Sunday that the government had planned to rig the elections in Gilgit-Baltistan.
“We will not accept the results if the elections are rigged,” she warned, speaking at a public meeting organised by her party in Chilas, Diamer district.
Ms Nawaz said the “days are numbered for Prime Minister Imran Khan as his fake government is about to go home.”
She called on the GB elections people to vote for the PML-N for their promising future, the region’s prosperity and the removal of inflation.
By casting their votes on the lion (election symbol of the PML-N), the people of Gilgit-Baltistan should thwart the plan of poll rigging. You have to vote, and your vote has to be safeguarded,’ she said.
The PML-N leader alleged that ahead of the Nov 15 polls, the process of rigging had already begun.
She said the GB people were supposed to protect their vote and prevent it from being stolen.
Ms. Nawaz said that the GB people were as strong as the Himalayan mountains, and in good and bad times, they had always supported the PML-N.
“She said, listing the facilities provided in GB by her party’s previous government:” During the PML-N era, the roads passing through Gilgit were constructed.
Many development projects, including cancer hospital, Gilgit airport, colleges and sports complex, were carried out by the government of PML-N in GB elections , she said.
I have learnt that people are not seeking compensation for their property purchased by the Diamer-Bhasha dam administration. A PML-N government will ensure that the compensation is received by these people, Ms. Nawaz said.
She said that Diamer ‘s former PML-N government minister had left the party and begged people not to vote for such turncoats.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was talking about granting GB provisional provincial status, Ms Nawaz said, but he was known for not keeping his promises.
She added, “If anyone could make GB elections a province, it would be Nawaz Sharif.
Published in Dharti News, November 9th, 2020