- Maryam says PML-N will save Azad Kashmir from the “selected government.”
- Says Imran Khan has left Kashmir to the mercy of India.
- Says “some people are only coming to AJK to bribe people for their votes.”
PATHIKA, MUZAFFARABAD: PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Friday criticised the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur for donating money through the election marketing campaign and requested his supply of funding.
She was addressing a jalsa in Muzaffarabad as a part of her occasion’s election marketing campaign. Her assertion got here in response to a viral video during which Gandapur might be seen handing over a thick bundle of money to some supporters in AJK’s LA-1 Mirpur 1 constituency, the place he had gone to marketing campaign this week.
“Where does the money come from? Is this foreign funding or has this money been obtained after selling off Kashmir?” the PML-N chief questioned.
She went on to say that the PML-N will save Azad Kashmir from the “selected government,” including that Prime Minister Imran Khan bought out Kashmir to India.
“Imran Khan has left Kashmir to the mercy of India, so no matter how much he tries to stage a drama, everyone knows that he was involved in the trade,” she mentioned. “I ask Imran Khan, who gave him the right to sell the blood of Kashmiris [to India]?”
Taking a jibe on the premier’s previous, Maryam requested how might an individual who “played” his whole life find out about a rustic’s overseas coverage?
“The bat he used for playing cricket is now being used to beat the masses,” she mentioned.
She additionally criticised PTI politicians for spending taxpayers’ cash to journey to AJK for the election marketing campaign and mentioned: “some people are only coming here to bribe people for their votes.”
She then mentioned that she does not essentially must journey to AJK as a result of “Kashmir already runs in [her] blood.
“Individuals come right here for the election campaigns however Kashmir lives in my coronary heart,” she said.
She also promised the people of AJK that once coming into power, the PML-N will ensure ascertain that poverty is eradicated from the region and people do not have to stands in long queues to buy the basic necessities.
“We’ll by no means abandon the individuals of Kashmir,” she said. “Those that attempt to steal your votes, simply seize them by the neck and do not allow them to run away.”
AJK CEC writes to PM Imran Khan after Gandapur seen donating cash while campaigning
Earlier in the day, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chief Election Commissioner, retired Justice Abdul Rashid Sulehria, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, requesting him to ensure that ministers observe the code of conduct set for the July 25 elections to the AJK Legislative Assembly.
The development came after Gandapur’s video went viral on social media.
Some people had gathered around Gandapur to complain to him of a badly damaged road. They told him that they are looking to repair it with whatever meagre funds they can scrounge up on their own. At this, the minister immediately handed them a donation of Rs500,000, which was recorded on video.
Gandapur had also said that he is ready to provide further financial assistance and promised the people that the next time he visits the area, the road would have been repaired.
There were also reports of other ministers making promises of various schemes in other constituencies during their respective campaigns.
After this came to light, the chief election commissioner wrote to the prime minister, requesting him to issue directives in writing to the federal government ministers who are participating in the election, as well as to the provincial government, to ensure that no individual violates the code of conduct specified by the AJK government.
“It is very important point out that violation of any provision of Code of Conduct by any particular person through the election marketing campaign of a candidate could find yourself [in] disqualification of the candidate involved,” the letter stated.
CEC apprises PM of code of conduct
Sulehria also wrote a separate letter to the premier to apprise him of the code of conduct itself.
“Let me take this chance to appraise your good self that AJK Election Fee has promulgated a Code of Conduct 2021 for strict observance by all political events, candidates and polling workers who’re deputed for the administration of election course of in an effort to be certain that elections are performed pretty, justly and in essentially the most clear method in all respects with out inflicting any intimidation or coercion upon the free train of the proper of franchise by the electors,” the letter begins by saying.
The letter goes on to state that the code “strongly prohibits any form of pronouncement by way of monetary or improvement bundle or any form of attraction by political events, contesting candidates and their sympathisers to safe favour from electors for any contesting candidate besides their occasion manifesto”.
Sulehria said that the request is made “to make sure that the AJK Common Elections […] be performed in a clear and impartial method with out inflicting any blame for the misuse of state assets by holders of public workplace”.