Imran, ministers’ visits to GB pre-poll rigging: Sherry Rehman
November 9, 2020 04:32 AM
Terming the Prime Minister and ministers visits to Gilgit Baltistan pre-poll rigging, PPPP Parliamentary Leader in the Senate Senator Sherry Rehman alleged that Election Commissioner of GB gave a clean chit to the premier and now PPP has formally asked the Election Commission to look into this matter, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
Sherry Rehman said PPP has conveyed all concerns to the Gilgit Baltistan Election Commission (GBEC). “Prime Minister Imran Khan and other ministers are using state resources and announcing promises to the GB people,” she added.
She expressed her concerns on the federal ministers’ visits to the Gilgit Baltistan and termed them violation of Code of Conduct framed for the upcoming GB elections on November 15.
In a tweet, Sherry Rehman said, “Everywhere you go in Gilgit-Baltistan, you see the PPP tricolour, even on the remotest roads. This is the genuine, organic love of the people for the party and for Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as he campaigns through every constituency. GBMaiTeerChalayga.”
Earlier, in a statement Sherry Rehman said it is important to point out that the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has also urged the Election Commission of Gilgit-Baltistan (ECGB) to take appropriate measures to further improve voters’ access to polling stations, particularly of women, for the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly election. “They are also deprived of their basic rights in some parts of the region, especially in Diamer. It is our duty and responsibility to make sure that women have been given all the rights in contesting the elections,” she said.
She demanded a level-playing field for everyone, including women, in the upcoming Gilgit-Baltistan elections 2020.
It is pertinent to note that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address a PPP workers gathering in Hunza Valley’s Gamlat area. He certified: “I am not going anywhere and if they wanted me to leave GB, for this they have to arrest me.”