ISLAMABAD: The PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif has refused to attend a parliamentary leaders meeting called by Speaker Asad Qaiser to discuss proposals regarding the upcoming Gilgit-Baltistan elections.
The session has been convened by Qaiser tomorrow. Opposition leader and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif reacted to the development by stating that Gilgit-Baltistan is a sensitive and national issue, and that it is connected with the Kashmir cause.
In a statement issued on the upcoming elections in the area, Shehbaz demanded that the federal government should not obstruct the process of transparent and free elections in GB.
He said that considering the government’s attitude, his party has decided not to cooperate with them in any way for the GB polls.
The PML-N president further said that the speaker of the National Assembly has no authority to interfere in the electoral affairs of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Shehbaz said that he would abide by the resolutions and decisions passed at the All Parties Conference meeting.