Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressed a corner meeting at Gahkoch, District Headquarters, Ghizer District today (31st October).
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appreciated the people of Ghizer and paid tribute to all the sacrifices they made for the country.
“If PPP is a party of martyrs, then it is the land of martyrs. The people of Ghizer sacrificed their lives for the country,” said PPP leader.
“When the people of Ghizer testify, they have the right to decide their own destiny.”
Bilawal also criticized the current government while addressing the corner meeting and said,
“This government has increased inflation and unemployment.”
The PPP chairman highlighted how his party has worked for the people of Pakistan and how they had improved the living standards of the poor.
“We give relief to the people, we give relief to them, they only give relief to the rich.”
“Pakistan Peoples Party increased salaries by 150%.”
Bilawal also told the people at the corner meeting about the sacrifices his ancestors made for Pakistan.
“Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto ended FCR from Gilgit-Baltistan and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto served the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.”
He went on to say,
“I promised more rights to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in our 2018 election manifesto.”
Bilawal promised the people of Ghizer to give them their identity.
“PPP provided the opportunity to Gilgit-Baltistan people to vote and gave them identity.”
2020 Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly Elections
The 2020 Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on 15 November 2020. This will be the region’s third election since GB was given the power to rule itself in 2009 through its assembly.
The PML-N completed its term on June 23, 2020, and the Legislative Assembly wrapped up after five years in power. Mir Afzal was sworn in as the caretaker chief minister for GB on June 24.
GB has 24 constituencies and its assembly has 33 seats. Candidates from political parties will stand for 24 seats. Of the remaining seats, six are reserved for women and three for technocrats. The area has a population of about 1.3 million and a total of 745,361 voters has registered, of which roughly half of 339,992 are women.
A total of 330 people are standing in these elections. The PML-Q is fielding candidates in 14 constituencies. And the PTI has issued party tickets to 22 people and expressed its support for Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen’s candidates in two constituencies.
The PPP, which suffered a defeat at the hands of the PML-N in 2015, announced candidates for all 24 constituencies. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is running the campaign.