BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Pakistan Peoples Party [PPP] has demanded establishment of military courts in Gilgit – Baltistan under National Action Plan against terrorism.
“The government shouldn’t further delay establishment of the military courts in the region as everyone has a consensus on it,” former deputy speaker Jamil Ahmed said on Saturday.
“Delaying it means delaying the implementation of NAP,” he said.
Amjad Hussain, a senior leader of PPP and former G-B Council member was also present on the occasion.
Gilgit – Baltistan government’s rhetoric against corruption is meant to divert attention from its own corrupt practices, said Hussain.
“The government is politicking on corruption to cover up its own corrupt practices,” he said.
“At least 20 million were spent on PML-N secretariat to give it status of chief minister sub office,” Hussain said, asking NAB to probe it as it would a test case for its effectiveness and credibility.
The former lawmaker said those government officials punished by the previous government for wrongdoings were restored by the present government. Similarly he accused chief minister Hafeezur Rahman of making backdoor appointments in various government departments. Hussain said the chief minister was awarding contracts to those contractors who invested money in his election campaign.
The former lawmaker threatened to convene all party conference against government’s decision to impose withholding tax in the region. “Taxation isn’t acceptable without representation in the parliament,” he said, adding the imposition of income tax is also illegal as the previous G-B Council hadn’t passed it.
He warned government against deleting development schemes initiated during the previous government of PPP.