Bilawal demands free and fair elections in Gilgit Baltistan

By: News Desk      Published: 12:37 PM, 24 Sep, 2020
Bilawal demands free and fair elections in Gilgit Baltistan
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Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said PPP demanded free and fair elections in Gilgit Baltistan so the people of Gilgit Baltistan can decide their own future.

Bilawal counting PPP’s contributions and feats in Gilgit Baltistan tweeted, “Reforms firstly introduced in Gilgit Baltistan by former prime minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1974. ZAB abolished Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and Raajgi system from Gilgit Baltistan and the first legal framework order was given by Benazir Bhutto Shaheed in 1994 to Gilgit Baltistan.”

Bilawal said, “In 2009, former president Asif Ali Zardari gave Gilgit Baltistan its name, empowered its assembly and more.” 

Bilawal said he promised more rights to the people of Gilgit Baltistan in PPP’s manifesto for 2018 general elections. “We now demand free and fair elections in Gilgit Baltistan so the people of GB can decide their own future,” PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari added.

“Pakistan People’s Party will run the 2020 election on the same manifesto and it is time to make the people of GB’s dream a reality,” Bilawal maintained.

It is pertinent to note that Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elections 2020 are scheduled to be held on 15 November 2020 wherein elections will be held on 24 constituencies, each electing one member to the 3rd Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.