By Irfan Ali:
Elections in GB, prior predictable to be held by the ending of this year have in fact fallen victim to the constant protests of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) in the federal city Islamabad.
The stressed federal government has not been clever to find sufficient time to address the matter of elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, giving mount to conjecture of a legitimate breakdown on December 11, when the term of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) comes to an end.
“I frequently pointed out this vacuum and asked Chief Minister Mehdi Shah to hold elections underneath his administration in October, however, he didn’t take it critically,” said by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s regional chief Hafeezur Rahman.
“The federal government was functioning on an election agenda, but the dharnas have resulted in a holdup as the government’s concentration is on resolving them,” clarified Hafeez.
Gilgit-Baltistan has not been protected to the political stalemate in Islamabad. Residents and politicians in the area are nervously awaiting the result. The Pro-government parties led by PML-N too organized a car rally in Gilgit city on Friday to state harmony with the government.