JK News Today
Jammu, October 02:
Pakistan’s game in illegally occupied Gilgit-Baltistan to rig the polls through the army is getting exposed and a mode of resistance has started surfacing with the so-called chief minister of the region Mir Afzal saying that the army would not be required during the November 15 polls .
Saying no to the army in the polls by the caretaker chief minister of GB is a message to Islamabad that it should desist from making any such move in which the army is allowed to interfere or influence the polls and its outcome.
This is a different matter that Pakistan army has already deployed additional troops in the region . They will oversee the election and ensure that the ballots are stamped and stuffed in favour of the candidates of the establishment.
In Pakistan , the establishment , when translated , means army and army only.
Army has taken control of the federal government of Pakistan and that of the provincial governments . It is playing double-game- on the one hand, it is presenting itself apolitical , though it has the temerity to summon meetings of the political leaders in which it was discussed that how to make Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province of Pakistan , and on the other it used Prime Minister Imran Khan to defend the army as the ultimate saviour of the country that prevented it from becoming another Syria , Libya , Yemen and Afghanistan.
Now when it was known that Army is going to call shots in Gilgit-Baltistan, its caretaker chief minister who speaks for Pakistan army like Imran Khan said on Friday that army won’t be required in Gilgit-Baltistan . the statement doesn’t make sense as the army is already in the region.
As a cover up , the Election Commission has said that Prime Minister and other leaders cannot visit the region until the November 15 elections are over.