No decision without consulting Gilgit-Baltistan people: Bilawal
Says Imran has cheaper electricity for big industrialists, not people
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said no decision would be made without consulting the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, as he criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for his approach, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a public meeting in Astore as part of the ongoing election campaign in the region, Bilawal blasted Imran Khan for establishing a national park in the area, saying how such a step could be taken without dialogue with the locals who owned the land there.
He said Imran yesterday announced lower electricity tariff for big industrialists but had nothing to offer for the people.
Only the PPP can fight poverty and joblessness, said Bilawal and added that a 150 percent increase in the salaries of government employees and 100 percent surge in pensions was ensured during the last tenure of the party.
It was Asif Ali Zardari who gave the name of Gilgit-Baltistan to the region in 2009, he said, adding that the people got 25,000 jobs between 2008 and 2013.
“You will get us elected, we will introduce new projects for you,” the PPP leader told the gathering.