PPP wining candidates in GB elections call on President

ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari while felicitating the PPP winning candidates in Gilgit Baltistan elections has urged them to rise to the expectations of the people of the area as they have reposed greatconfidence in the PPP. The President was talking to a delegation of PPP winning candidates in the Gilgit Baltistan’s elections that called on him in the Presidency on Monday night.

The delegation led by the party President Gilgit Baltistan  Syed Mehdi Shah included Aftab Haider Advocate, Muhammad Ali Akhter, Wazir Baig, Sheikh Nisar Hussain, Shakil Ahmad, Wazir Hassan, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah Rizvi, Hamid Khan, Muhammad Naseer, Ali Madad Sher, Muhammad Jaffer, Muhammad Ismail Engineer and Ayub Shah.  Governor Gilgit Baltistan and Minister for Information, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Labour, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Ms. Rukhsana Bangash, MNA, Ms Fouzia Habib, MNA and Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhatullah Babar also attended the meeting.

President Zardari said that following in the footsteps of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto the party will continue its forward march.

The President said that the huge win by the party in the elections had convincingly demonstrated that the PPP in office or out of office was a potent political force. He said that people of Gilgit Baltistan through their vote in favour of PPP had belied the inimical propaganda of our adversaries,
who claimed that the party had lost public support.

The President said that the people of Gilgit Baltistan had made great sacrifices for democracy and democratic struggle led by the PPP.

The President said that there was great potential for power projects in Gilgit Baltistan and assured the delegation that the government had drawn plans to harness this potential.  President Zardari said that Pakistan Peoples Party working on policy of reconciliation would take along all the political forces in Gilgit Baltistan also.

The delegation assured that they after forming the government would work earnestly for the welfare and uplift of the people of Gilgit Baltistan. They also expressed complete confidence in the leadership of the party.

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  1. After the past 3 decades of having various kinds of peoples participation in the governence structure of G-B, this newly LA have no representation from wakhi speaking people. I presume political activists from Gojal have this realization and might have discussed with concerned desision making body!

    Could the issue be debated at various forums before it gets late?

  2. I very much agree with Darajat Sahib. Unfortunately we just came up with party slogans despite of taking visible steps to encourage leadership at local and regional levels. Adhocism and self interest groups who just want to take social and financial benefits from political parties are the major reason for this serious gape which needs to be redress and i think it has now become a lifetime for the people of Gojal particularly for wakhi people to project this issue and to come up with a serious solution before it is too late. We are living on the international border that is becoming an international business hub with a huge business opportunity in future and we will not get any benefits from all these opportunities until we have no decision makers in government. It is time to reorganize our community based cultural, social, developmental and educational organization to educate our people about the future challanges and which is vital for our social integration and existance.

  3. The respect element is not over sighted while reading Mr.Darjat’s comments and feeling the reality that is very much debatable. Yes I agree it is a question mark for the Hunzukutz in particular.
    After congratulating Mr. Wazir Baig for the historical win, I admire his thoughts and efforts for choosing Mr. Mutabiat Shah for the seat of technocrat. Although this gesture is cherish able, but what is harm if the promised women seat for Hunza also goes to our Gojal Hunza as it might bring some solace to the feelings of the people.

  4. Irfan thanks for leting us know that Mr. Mutabiat Shah has been nominated for the techno seat. Having decades of experience in the development sector, he could be an asset for the G-B ( LA )- has indepth knowledge of not only Hunza but entire GB and will contribute in reforms/ policy issues as well as setting trends in priorities in the development of the region.

    My best wishes to Mr. Mutabiat Shah

  5. if we are no more dependent on Islamabad, then why our newly elected MLAs are in Islamabad for last over 10 days. I have doubt over government’s promises, they want to keep control depsite very high claims


  6. @ Darjat
    You forgot that Wazir Baig has been elected by the votes from Gojal while he got less votes from central Hunza which indicates that Gojal has elected their candidate already. So Wazir Baig is ultimately representing Wakhi speaking population although he can not speak wakhi which does not matter as long as he works for the development of that remote area.
    If u want a wakhi speaking member then u should b bold enough to contest the election rather than keeping the ground open for Rajas and maharajas from Gojal. My vote would b for u.

  7. Its nice to read such comments on different issues relating to Gojal,But i think now its time to realize the facts that we just start talking after the event that occurred…..we must take some bold steps and try to give awareness regarding politics………….we want our rights but how that is need to decide……i am not against or in support of any political party,its just the matter of fact…….I wanna congrats Eid Mubarak to all Gojalies…………………

    Nadeem Posh

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