Islamabad, October 06: According to a notification sent to the Election Commission of Gilgit – Baltistan by the SME bank a large number of politicians have been named defaulters. The list includes big names, like former chief executive Ghazanfar Ali Khan, former member of NALA, Attiqa Ghazanfar, former deputy chief executive of NALA, Fida Muhammad Nashad and former member NALA from Astore, Dr Muzaffar Relay.
An EC announcement had made it clear a few days back that defaulters of any financial institution would not be eligible to contest the elections. Some analysts argue that the latest announcement by Ghazanfar Ali Khan to field his son Shehryar is part of his alternate plan to stay in power, in case of ineligibility.
The list of defaulters comprises of eleven people including Jafar Ullah, Muhammad Shafi, Mirza Hussain (Nagar), Shehbaz Advocate, Haider Shah and Tahir Ayub.