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Bilawal leads protest in opposition to alleged rigging in GB polls

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Bilawal leads protest against alleged rigging in GB polls

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday led a a protest in opposition to alleged rigging within the Gilgit Baltistan polls, claiming that his social gathering’s elections had been “stolen”.

“My election has been stolen,” he wrote on Twitter. “I will be joining the people of Gilgit Baltistan in their protest shortly.”

A short time later, the PPP chairman addressed political staff at a gathering. “Your mandate has been stolen,” he advised them. “Our candidates were pressurised,” he stated, alleging that the polls had been rigged.

“After seeing our successful electioneering in the region, they [PTI] became nervous. Federal ministers and even Prime Minister Imran Khan came to campaign.”

Bilawal stated election guidelines had been violated however the GB Chief Election Commissioner sided with the federal government and focused Opposition events. “Our candidate lost by two votes. They are trying to steal three seats but we will not let them.”

The PPP chairman stated the “puppet government” was didn’t even count on they are going to win the elections. “They don’t even have a candidate for the chief minister’s post.”

GB polls

The Imran Khan-led PTI is rising as the only largest social gathering within the hotly contested polls in Gilgit Baltistan. According to unofficial and unconfirmed outcomes, the ruling social gathering grabbed 9 seats whereas the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led PPP got here second with three victories. Meanwhile, the PML-N, the JUI-F, and the MWM have gained one every whereas Independent candidates secured six.

As many as 330 candidates, together with 4 girls, had been vying for 23 normal seats within the third legislative meeting of the northern area.

Citizens, sporting facemasks and observing social distancing, lined up exterior polling stations in bitter chilly throughout the area, many citizens braving heavy snowfalls.

More than 15,000 safety personnel from GB, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan had been deployed at polling stations.

Controversies

Both PML-N and PPP made rigging allegations forward of the ballot. On Sunday, PPP senator Sherry Rehman stated some election observers weren’t being allowed to observe GB elections.

“There were more than 600 members of the Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) monitoring the elections, but some have been removed from the polling stations,” she stated.

Sherry Rehman stated members of Fafen ought to have been given full entry and all observers ought to have been allowed inside in the course of the counting of votes as their absence created extra questions and controversy. She stated it is usually vital that the EC takes strict motion. She stated that the individuals who got here to solid their votes got here to know that their votes had been already solid by means of postal poll. “It is concerning and the PPP has informed the EC.”

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