Gilgit: (PR) Awami Workers Party’s incarcerated leader Baba Jan, in a letter addressed to the Election Commissioner of Gilgit-Baltistan, has demanded action against the Gilgit-Baltistan Government and high elected officials for ‘violating the election rules by visiting Hunza and inaugurating, promising, development projects’. The government has been accused of ‘interfering’ in the elections by visiting the region after announcement of the election dates.
Baba Jan, through his party workers and supporters, has maintained that the high government officials’ visit to the LA-6 constituency amounts to pre-poll rigging.
The letter, typed on a plain paper, and shared with the media can be read at letter to CEC GB. It is not clear if the letter has been received by the CEC secretariat.
It is pertinent to note that the GBLA seat had fallen vacant after appointment of Mir Ghazanfar as Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Election Commission has announced the bi-election schedule, according to which Hunza will go to polls on 28th of May. There are around 36,000 voters in Hunza, and the recently crafted district has only one seat in the GBLA.