Pakistan People’s Party workers & PML(N) took to streets claiming that the elections that were held in Gilgit-Baltistan were rigged.
Pakistan’s political parties protested in Gilgit-Baltistan yesterday claiming that Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly election was rigged.
The elections were held on Sunday in Gilgit-Baltistan in 24 constituencies of the Legislative Assembly.
Thousands of people turned up on the streets, carrying flags to protest against the rigged polls.
While speaking to his supporters, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said: “Your mandate has been stolen. The votes of Gilgit-Baltistan have been stolen.”
Polls were held on Nov 15. Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari & Pakistan Muslim League (N)’s Maryam Nawaz Sharif also took to streets.
Spokesman of the Gilgit-Baltistan government Faizullah Firaq terming the November 15 elections exemplary said that political parties are trying to create controversy regarding the polls in the region.
As per the unofficial results, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has emerged as the largest part in the region after securing 10 seats out of 24 seat.
Firaq suggested that the process should be followed in other parts of the country. Final results of the polls would be announced after counting of postal ballot papers, he added.
Human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza said that the Gilgit-Baltistan elections were a ‘scam’.
“There has been a scam in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections. From three areas, the polling boxes were stolen, and so, the two big leaders of Pakistan, Bilawal and Maryam, have refused to accept the outcome of the elections. Bilawal has also stated that if the three seats, which were previously won by PPP but later lost through a scam, are not returned, he will not leave Gilgit-Baltistan,” said Mirza.