KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have accused the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf of rigging election in Gilgit-Baltistan, after the PTI is leading the poll with nine seats, followed by PPP’s three and PML-N’s two as counting of votes is still underway.
In a tweet, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that election in GB had been stolen and he would shortly join protest against that. No clear mandate was given so far despite unfair election, he said adding that the PTI even did not have a candidate for the post of chief minister.
While, addressing people of GB in a tweet, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that the game of puppets was soon going to end, so you must not lose hope from the rigging.
“Despite not getting a simple majority like in Punjab and the federation, the government will be formed by providing you with crutches, but you must see your face in the mirror that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan have shown you,” said Maryam Nawaz while pointing towards the PTI.
She said the whole state power, government institutions and machinery as well as coercion and horse-trading was utilized to change loyalties. However, she said, still they could not manage to get a simple majority despite carrying out the worst rigging, which was tantamount to a shameful defeat.
The losers’ getting double the number of seats from the “Lota Party” was the people’s distrust on the puppets, she said. She said the PTI did not exist before or now in Gilgit-Baltistan.