Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

Watto fanning sectarianism in GB, claims PTI leader Israr Shah

Source: The NEWS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Deputy Information Secretary Dr Israr Shah has alleged that federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, was destroying peace in the region, earlier called the Northern Areas.

Talking to mediapersons here at the PTI Central Secretariat on Saturday, Dr Shah, once a diehard activist of PPP, said that under a well-conceived conspiracy, Wattoo was fanning sectarian tension in Gilgit-Baltistan, which had been a peace model for the rest of Pakistan for decades.

“The region on which Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto showered many favours is today being destroyed by Minister Wattoo. The region today rests on a heap of arms and ammunition,” he went on to claim. PTI deputy information secretary charged that Wattoo was running Gilgit-Baltistan as a colony.

He pointed out that the issue did not stop here; the rulers were hell-bent on spoiling historic relations with China by disrupting the Karakoram Highway under a ploy. Unleashing verbal attack on ex-prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, he said the politician from Multan had done nothing for the people of Pakistan and for people of Gilgit-Baltistan, saw him just replacing the plaque with his name in place of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf at the site of Bhasha dam.

Dr Shah, who parted ways with PPP after developing differences with the government on certain issues, claimed to be so close to Gilani for years and claimed he fully knew what was his family’s financial position before becoming prime minister and where did it stand when he was booted out of Prime Minister House.

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