Gilgit-baltistan: PML-N announces sit-in

The PML-N, under the auspices of Gilgit-Baltistan, announced a sit-in on Monday, November 2, in front of the office of the Chief Election Commissioner to record a protest against federal government and Gandapur for flouted the rules.

The PML-N had given a 36-hour ultimatum to Gandapur for deporting him from Gilgit-Baltistan. The statement said that all democratic political parties in Gilgit-Baltistan are also urged to participate in the sit-in. PML-N has once again demanded the Supreme Court and the Chief Court to take suo motu notice. On the other hand, PPP provincial information secretary Sardar Sarbland Khan Jogezai has said that the federal government is openly interfering in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections. in spite of the clear orders of the Election Commission and the Returning Officer, Federal Minister Ali Amin Gandapur is holding regular meetings violating the election rules and making illegal announcements in these meetings.

He continued that caretaker Chief Minister and the Chief Election Commissioner should stop Ali Amin before any major protest, “otherwise the PPP will fight all these pre-poll rigging tactics with the people’s power”.He added

He further said that if the Chief Minister and the Chief Election Commissioner are helpless then they should resign immediately. The Gilgit-Baltistan bureaucracy should refuse to obey these illegal orders if the selected rulers do not respect public opinion. So the PPP will not allow such negative tactics.