20 nomination papers issued in Hunza alone
Karachi, October 2: More than three hundred probable candidates have obtained nomination papers for the upcoming election of Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly. All major Pakistani political parties, including MQM, are fielding candidates for the 24 general seats provided under the recently announced Empowerment order 2009. The regional parties contesting are Balawaristan National Front (BNF) and Karakoram National Movement (KNM).
Our reporter from Chilas, Noor Ullah, reported that Noshad Alam, Hanif ur Rehman, M Yasin, Advocate Shahbuddin, Fida Ullah and Bashir Ahmed are candidates from ward 3 of District Diamir.
In Hunza four members of former chief executive, Ghazanfar Ali Khan’s family obtained nomination papers. Apart from them Shah Khan, Bahadur Khan, Zafar Iqbal, Hajat Muhammad, Shehbaz Khan, Ghulam Rabbani, Kamil Jan, Rozdar Ullah also obtained nomination papers among others. A total of twenty nomination papers have been issued by the returning authority in Aliabad Hunza.
Nomination papers have to be submitted tomorrow, by 4 O’clock in the evening.