KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Gilgit-Baltistan election will be a test case for election reforms, he pledged to lead the election campaign in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Addressing a press conference with Sindh Chief Minister in Karachi, he said that Amjad Hussain Advocate from LA-1, Jamil Ahmed from Gilgit-2, Aftab Haider from GBLA-3 and Zahoor Ahmed from GBLA-6 will be the candidates in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Chairman PPP said that the words of in-camera meetings should not be taken out. The Army Chief also wants the Gilgit-Baltistan elections to be transparent. The PPP will contest the elections under the 2017 Manifesto. We will not change a single point. The rest of the parties may be changing their position, but ours is not, he added.
Bilawal Bhutto said that Gilgit-Baltistan should decide its own future. That is what was said in this briefing and is being said even today. Immediate transparent elections should be held in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Answering a question, he said he could not debate about the meeting in the name of national security. When I speak off the record, there is confidence that no one will speak about it. He said that I am compelled today because some irresponsible people are talking about it.
The incumbent Prime Minister does not have the qualifications to lead the opposition on national security, said Bilawal.