On Sunday evening, Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz addressed a public meeting in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Despite the GB High Court has ordered all the ministers and politicians to leave the region within 72 hours, Maryam is still campaigning in GB before the November 15 election.
While addressing the crowd, the PML-N vice-president said that rigging was occurring before the Gilgit-Baltistan election but she said when the lion stands up, all the birds flee.
“Do you know what our slogan of ‘vote ko izzat does ‘ means? It means we won’t let our votes be stolen,” said Maryam.
Maryam also slammed a former PML-N minister who had joined Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and said such people are not worthy of votes who cannot stand during bad times.
“We need a new tradition here, let’s start a tradition of sending lotas home,” she said.
She went on to say that,
“No one can sell your votes. PML-N’s other name was the safeguarders of the GB people.”
The PML-N leader also praised Mir Afzal, former GB Chief Minister, and said,
“Even if he isn’t the chief minister anymore, he is the CM of their hearts. A man who does his job is like a tola of gold.”
While addressing the crowd, Maryam also highlighted development projects which were completer during Nawaz Sharif’s tenure including the airport, and the sports complex she was speaking at.
“The people of GB need the PML-N.”
She also promised to ensure fair compensation for the families displaced due to the construction of the Diamer Bhasha Dam.