BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
ISLAMABAD: As elections for G-B Assembly draw nearer, political alliances are started shaping up.
In this connection Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) leaders have discussed the possibility of electoral alliance in the upcoming elections of Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly, The Nation reported on Sunday.
A delegation of Majlis comprising Syed Nasir Abbass Sheerazi, Asad Abbas Naqvi and Mohammad Ali held discussions with PML President Ch.Shujaat Hussain, Ch. Parvez Elahi and other party leaders here in the Federal Capital on Saturday.
Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed The Nation that it was agreed in the meeting that both the parties would jointly contest elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and would also woo other like-minded parties in the electoral alliance.
It was further decided in the meeting that like in the past both parties would extend this cooperation further and would supplement each other’s point of view on issues of national importance at national level as well.
The sources quoted Ch. Shujaat Hussain as saying that as both the parties are having the same agenda of serving the cause of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan so they decided to go hands in hands for contesting the upcoming elections.
The leaders of both the parties showing their no-trust on the Election Commission and caretaker cabinet of Gilgit-Baltistan demanded changes in it as per the satisfaction of all the parties contesting elections in the area.
They further said that if their concerns about the Election Commission and caretaker cabinet were not addressed they would even go for protest and could launch a protest movement against it.
Dubbing the present set-up of Election Commission and caretaker cabinet as a form of pre-polls rigging they said that in the current state of affairs free, fair and transparent elections would not be possible.
During the meeting, PML Senior Vice-President Muhammad Basharat Raja, Provincial Chief Mirza Hussain and Vice-President Women Wing Amna Ansari were also present.
Published in Outpost on January 18, 2015