Centre should not put GB future at stake: Ahsan
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PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that PM Imran Khan and his government should stop putting the future of Gilgit-Baltistan at risk and its ministers back from the region.
At a press conference, Ahsan said the same steps were taken to engineer the general elections in 2018.
He said the worst enemies were concocting plots to destabilise Gilgit-Baltistan to get desirable results. He said this would also endanger crucial sections of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Secondly, he pointed out that the PML-N government in Gilgit-Baltistan served with diligence, dedication and transparency and served the people in a way which brought prosperity, stability and trust to the region for the federation of Pakistan.
Ahsan said the federal government is using development funds, threats, coercion through its federal ministers sent to Gilgit-Baltistan. He said the federal government has already forced a number of PML-N electable to switch sides, and warned that this practice must stop.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal has said Prime Minister Imran Khan ‘wanting to impose martial law’ in the country.
He added that the “anti-Muslim nuclear army forces” want Pakistan’s army to confront people of the country and it is only possible if the army takes over the country. Trust deficit weakens institutions, said the PML-N leader.
About Ayaz Sadiq’s controversial remarks, he said there was nothing illogical about Ayaz’s statement, explaining that a weak economy translates into a weak defence.
He said that when one isolates a country diplomatically and bankrupts its economy, then “how you can expect it to meet the running expenses of the war, which are very high”.
He said, “When you weaken a country's economy, their diplomatic options become limited and this is what we have been saying over and over again. If our economic security is not revived, our tanks, missiles and atom bombs wouldn't be of any use.”
Earlier, Ahsan warned Prime Minister Imran Khan and the incumbent government to stop jeopardising the future of the extremely sensitive and strategic Gilgit-Baltistan by trying to rig the elections.
He demanded the government recall all federal ministers from the region and rescind all measures taken to meddle with the upcoming elections.