by Zulfiqar Ali Khan
HUNZA, November 10: The election campaigns in Hunza for the forthcoming election of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly ended with mass rallies by two independent candidates.
The Hunza Action Committee (HAC) organised a public rally in support of his candidate Noor Muhammad. Addressing the gatherings in Aliabad and Nasirabad the speakers blamed the successive governments for their ineffective role in the development of Hunza.
Addressing a gathering in Nasirabad, Noor Muhammad blamed a candidate for trying to purchase voters. He said a person has been caught from Altit while giving money to a woman. He warned to avoid disturbing the political process through such tactics. He also blamed the federal Minister Khurshid Shah for making the local people fool through false promises. He said that the Action committee will continue its movement for the additional seat of Hunza.
Those who spoke on the occasion included Wazir Mujahid ullah Baig, Hoor Shah, Iman Shah nad Noor Muhammad.
Similarly, an independent candidate Arif Hussain also addressed public gatherings in Ganish and Aliabad. He said the people of Hunza should give chance to educated youth in order to introduce changes in the society.
The candidates of all other major parties held corner meetings and visited different villages to mobilise supports.
The President of PPP Islamabad, Babar Minhas and PPP ticketholder Wazir Baig along with other party leaders visited the house of Jan Alam in Karimabad, who passed away on Monday due to cardiac arrest. Mr. Minhas announced jobs for the sons of the Late Jan Alam.
Independent sources expect a close contest among Wazir Baig of PPP, Kamil Jan of MQM and Noor Muhammad of All Hunza Action Committee. The candidate of PML (N), Sher Yar Khan is also putting all efforts to mobilise public support. Political analysts in Hunza are of the opinion that the independent candidates Arif Hussain, Aziz Ahmed and Shahbaz Khan, Rehmatullah Baig of PML (Q), Ijlal Hussain of KNM will play vital roles in dividing the votes of the major parties. People are also of the opinion that the distribution of money during the last night, will also have a impact on the result.