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PTI chairman Fattaullah Khan in GBA-2 increased to 96 votes in recount: Gill – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in November 20, 2020 15.22

Fattaullah Khan’s previous advantage was two votes.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Political Communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill said Pakistan candidate Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fattaullah Khan in GBA-2, Gilgit-II had increased to 96 votes in the recount. .

Dr Shahbaz Gill took to Twitter on Friday and said Fattaullah Khan’s previous lead was two-vote and the recount was held after the protests of ‘parchi’ chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The PTI leader said the difference between PM Imran Khan and Bilawal Bhutto was that the constituency would be opened whenever requested and Bilawal would lose whenever free and fair elections were held.


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“January will be the end of PM Imran’s government”, said Bilawal | Instant News


The government in Islamabad will be dispatched in January, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said again while speaking with reporters in Gilgit on Thursday.

He said the people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) have supported PPP for the past three generations, and have trusted the opposition by favoring his party candidate over PTI.

Bilawal continued to be at GB several days after the area elected its third legislative assembly on November 15. The PPP has referred to the election as ‘rigged’ as the ruling PTI Ready to form a government in the region.

In today’s media talk, the PPP Chair claimed that women are not allowed to vote in the Tangir area. “The whole world finds out through foreign media present at GB,” claims the party chairman. He demanded that “7,000 women be given the right to vote”, adding that, “The law says that these women should be allowed to vote”.

Speaking about the ordered recount at GB 21, he said it was PPP supporters who forced the KPU to order the recount, adding that the “good news” would soon overtake PPP in other seats as well. Elections were also held at GB-3, where Bilawal appealed to the public to vote for PPP.

The PPP chairman said that the GB election commissioners were biased towards the federal government. “On whose instructions is he holding a press conference in Islamabad against the opposition?” Bilawal asked.

He went on to claim that a journalist tweeted a photo of the election commissioner sitting with GB governor and PTI minister Amin Gandapur. Bilawal asked the election commissioner to clarify the photo.

“The KPU not only sold the GB community but also their land,” said Bilawal. “The HRCP and FAFEN reports clearly show that fraud and violations of the election law took place in the GB elections. The Fafen report said that at least three incidents of fraud and irregularities were reported from each polling station,” the chairman added.

The PPP chairman again appreciated the GB community for “making it difficult for the federal government to form a government in GB”. He appealed to independent winners not to trade their winnings with the government “which ends in January”.

“Don’t be a minister for two to three months,” he said, calling on the independents to “protect the rights of the people of GB by not being cheated by the federal government”.

Responding to the question, the PPP Chairperson admitted that PTI promised each independent ministerial position.

Regarding Covid-19 and the government’s ban on political demonstrations in connection with the resurgence in cases, Bilawal said that the Sindh government was the first to announce steps to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak, and it was the prime minister that made it controversial. .

“We have to send Imran Khan packing because he has failed on every front, be it Kashmir or Covid-19. The PTI government does not have the capacity to deal with this issue,” he stressed.

Bilawal said the opposition would use the stage of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an 11-party opposition alliance – to notify all of Pakistan about the federal government’s “cheating” in the GB vote – the alliance will hold its fourth public meeting. in Peshawar on November 22.

“We will tell people that the slogan ‘an election stolen is unacceptable’ is gaining momentum at GB,” he added.

The opposition party leadership referred to the PDM program, saying public meetings would take the form of a long march that would lead to the resignation of parliament. “We will do everything necessary to send Imran Khan Khan home,” he said.


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Gilgit-Baltistan people reject the narrative of Nawaz Sharif: Haleem Adil Sheikh – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in November 16, 2020 13.18

Haleem Adil Sheikh holds a press conference at Insaf House in Karachi.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Sindh Haleem Adil Sheikh on Monday said that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan have rejected the narrative of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Haleem Adil Sheikh held a press conference at Insaf House in Karachi and said PTI’s competition in the GB election was with independent candidates such as Deputy President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz and Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have left on holiday in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The PTI leader said people were terrified when Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he would turn Gilgit-Baltistan into Sindh after winning the election and losing the election because of his statements. He said people at GB listened to all but chose wisely with their future in mind because Gilgit-Baltistan was given provincial status.

Haleem Adil Sheikh added, PTI stopped public meetings at the direction of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) and the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) circus must also be closed now. He said he needed to follow the NCOC decision.


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Pakistan held the illegitimate Gilgit-Baltistan elections amid violent protests & claims of fraud | Instant News

Imran Khan’s Prime Minister Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) continued to lead in eight of the 24 unlawful Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly constituencies at 9:00 am Monday, according to unofficial results.

At 9 a.m., Raja Muhammad Zakeria Khan won GBA-7, Skardu-I constituency with 5,288 votes, while Syed Amjad Ali won GBA-11, Kharmang constituency with 6,612 votes. Additionally, Shamsul Haq Lone won the GBA-14, the Astore-II constituency with 5,418 votes and King Azam Khan won the GBA-12, the Shigar constituency with 10,349 votes, according to unofficial results.

READ | PTI rulers take the lead in Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elections

Meanwhile, the independents won victories in six constituencies. According to local media, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) took the lead in five constituencies, with unofficial victories in four constituencies. Jamil Ahmed won the constituency of GBA-2, Gilgit-II with 6,848 votes; Muhammad Ismail won the GBA-24 constituency, Ghanche-III with 6,204 votes. In addition, Amjad Hussain won the elections for GBA-I, Gilgit-I with 11,178 votes and GBA-4, the electoral district of Nagar-I with 11,178 votes.

Preliminary results also show that the candidate for Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) won the GBA-8, the Skardu-II constituency with 7,842 votes. On the other hand, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leads in two constituencies, while Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (JUI-F) excels in one constituency.

READ | ‘Gilgit-Baltistan Always Be Part of J&K, Will Not Be Part of the Pak’: Activist

Election in Gilgit-Baltistan

The voting process starts at 8am and continues until 5pm without pause on Sundays. The elections were held amid constant protests by the people of Gilgit Baltistan against the Pakistani government’s “illegal occupation” of the region. India criticized Pakistan for its decision to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any action to change the status of military-held territory had no legal basis.

The PPP demanded that the ruling PTI candidate be disqualified from the election for alleged fraud. Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the election commission should not disappoint the people and made sure that every vote was counted. PPP Senator Sherry Rehman has also expressed concern over the “deliberate restrictions on women’s elections” in the 2020 Gilgit Baltistan elections and the alleged poll rigging. The vote in Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on August 18, but Pakistan’s election commission on July 11 postponed it due to the coronavirus pandemic.

READ | Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman slammed Mr PM; Accused Him of Disturbing Peace In Gilgit-Baltistan

READ | ‘India & Pakistan Must Solve Problems’: China Claims ‘Neutral’ Stance In Gilgit-Baltistan

(With input from the agency)


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PTI Pakistan is preparing to form a government in Gilgit-Baltistan | Instant News

KARACHI, Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and its allies will form a new government for the next five years in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, according to preliminary results late Sunday.

Although Gilgit-Baltistan Election Commission chairman Raja Shahbaz Khan told reporters that the electoral authorities had not officially announced any results, local media and unofficial results showed PTI and its allies taking the lead, seizing half of the contested seats.

Official results are expected to be announced Monday as election authorities say they are facing difficulty in gathering results from some mountainous areas that are far apart due to heavy snow and rain.

The PTI and its allies are, according to preliminary results, in the lead with at least 12 of the 24 seats contested in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

At least four independent candidates projected to win are likely to join PTI to form a government.

Two other main contenders – the center-left Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the center-right Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), which won the 2015 elections in the region – have called out cheating, accusing election authorities of “cheating.”

However, the head of the Election Commission denied the allegations, advising opposition parties to contact the commission if there were any irregularities.

The PPP, which is likely to win three to four seats, said its workers had taken a sit-in outside several polling stations where they claimed the results were not announced in an attempt to support the PTI candidate.

Several activists and police personnel were injured after PTI and PPP supporters clashed in Skurdu district, local broadcaster Geo News reported.

– No surprises

The PTI victory did not surprise many as voters previously sided with the party that has ruled Islamabad.

The first two elections were won by the PPP and PML-N when they came to power in Islamabad in 2009 and 2015 respectively.

More than 700,000 voters cast ballots for 23 of the 24 seats contested in the region’s Legislative Assembly, according to electoral authorities.

Voting for one seat is postponed after a candidate’s death.

Gilgit-Baltistan is a strategic area for Pakistan, borders China and serves as the main route of the multibillion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Formerly known as the Northern Area, Gilgit-Baltistan is situated at the confluence of the world’s largest mountains – the Karakoram, Himalayas, Hindu Kush and Pamir.

Prior to the end of British colonial rule and the creation of Pakistan and India in 1947, the region was part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rich in history, culture and natural beauty, the region has also remained a center of competition between the Russian, British and Chinese kingdoms that have been a haven for trekkers and adventure travelers for centuries.

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