NAROWAL: The authorities will face penalties if it interferes within the November 15 Gilgit-Baltistan election, PML-N secretary-general Ahsan Iqbal mentioned Sunday .
Addressing a media discuss, Iqbal mentioned: “If the government attempts to rob the people of their rights or rig the elections, then it will have to face the consequences,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has “already ruined the Kashmir cause and is now playing with the future of GB”, the PML-N stalwart mentioned.
Iqbal accused the federal government of “favouritism” in appointing the care-taker ministers in GB. “The [government] continues to [disintegrate] the administrative machinery.”
“Federal ministers are interfering in the GB election,” he mentioned, alleging: “[Black] clouds are looming over the election process.”
Iqbal added that it was crucial to present the folks of GB their rights.
Meanwhile, the PML-N has additionally introduced candidates who will contest the GB election.
The get together members contesting for the elections are as follows:
Constituency-2, Gilgit-2: Hafeez-ur-Rehman
Constituency-3, Gilgit-3: Zulfiqar Ali Tatoo
Constituency-4, Nagar-1: Engr Arif Hussain
Constituency-5, Nagar-2: Sajjad Hussain
Constituency-6, Hunza: Rehan Shah
Constituency-7, Skardu: Akbar Taban
Constituency-11, Kharmang: Engr Shabbir
Constituency-12, Shigar: Tahir Shigri
Constituency-13, Astore-1: Farman Ali
Constituency-15, Diamer-1: Abdul Wajid
Constituency-16, Diamer-2: Mohammad Anwar
Constituency-17, Diyamar-3: Sadar Alam
Constituency-19, Ghizar: Atif Salman
Constituency-23, Ganchey-2: Ghulam Hussain
Constituency-24, Ganchey-3: Manzoor Hussain
PML-N has not introduced the identify of any candidate from constituency-1, Gilgit-1 — the constituency of former deputy-speaker Jafarullah — in response to sources.
Sources mentioned that Constituency-14, Astore-2 of Barkat Jameel, and Constituency-18, Diyamar-3 of Imran Wakeel, additionally remained vacant up to now.
Moreover, no candidate has been introduced from Constituency-8, Skardu-2, and Constituency-9, Skardu-3.