Gilgit, March 27: Chief Minister of Gilgit – Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, in a clear move to influence by-election results in LA 19, Ghizar 1, has announced a development package worth 100 million (10 Crore) rupees three days before the polling. The CM also said that 4,000 new posts will be created in the month of June.
He made the announcement today while addressing election campaign rallies in different parts of Ishkoman and Punial Valley.
“If the CM of Punjab can make announcements in by-elections, why can’t I”, Shah told a gathering of PPP supporters. He announced upgradation of schools, road projects and also said that in the next year a new seat will be created in the GBLA for Ishkoman Valley.
The opposition parties have termed the announcements tantamount to pre-poll rigging.
“These are just announcements”, Rahim Shah, hailing from Ishkoman, told PT reporter after attending a rally addressed by CM. “I am sure nothing is going to change in our Halqa”, Shah added.