Sul­tan pre­dicts mid-term polls in Pak­istan af­ter AJK elec­tions

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

HAMEED SHA­HEEN ISLAMABAD —For­mer prime min­is­ter and now pes­i­dent PTI AJK Bar­ris­ter Sul­tan Mah­mood Chaudhry has pre­dicted that af­ter gen­eral elec­tions in Azad Kash­mir, mid-term polls in Pak­isan will be held. How­ever he did not sub­stan­ti­ate his claim.

Ad­dress­ing party work­ers here Bar­ris­ter Sul­tan said that if AJK elect­tions were rigged that would have most neg­a­tive im­pact on the other side of the Line of Con­trol.

He urged hold­ing of elec­tions in AJK un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Pak­istan army.

AJK is a sen­si­tive re­gion. Ut­most care should be paid to the elec­tions and their out­come, he stressed.

“I held polls ar­range­ments dis­cus­sion with the chief election com­mis- sioner. He has as­sured that on the day of polling, July 21, 2016, in­side and out­side of polling sta­tions armed would be de­ployed. This will en­sure peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment and or­derly polling process”, he said.

He ob­served that for the past years Lahore was not rep­re­sented in AJK As­sem­bly and there­fore voice of Lahore Kash­miris could not be heard within the House.

But this time will en­sure that PTI wins the Lahore seat.

De­wan Mo­hi­ud­din, an ex Min­is­ter is fight­ing the election from Lahore.

Bar­ris­ter Sul­tan termed a ma­jor AJK po­lit­i­cal party as a mafia who, he said, can use any gim­mick to get ben­e­fit.

But this time we will keep watch that po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests of the peo­ple of Kash­mir are not hi­jacked, he added. de­cide their po­lit­i­cal des­tiny by them­selves.

He said that peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of the Kash­mir dis­pute was in the in­ter­est of In­dia and per­ma­nent peace in the re­gion could only be guar­an­teed when the dis­pute was set­tled as per the UN res­o­lu­tions.

Mean­while, Hur­riyet leader and Chair­man of Jammu and Kash­mir Peo­ples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza, in a state­ment in Srinagar slammed the In­dian pass­port de­part­ment for send­ing him threat­en­ing let­ters. He said that he re­ceived a let­ter from the Pass­port De­part­ment in­form­ing him that it could not is­sue a pass­port to him be­cause of an ad­verse po­lice ver­i­fi­ca­tion re­port.

Mukhtar Waza de­nied to have ap­plied for pass­port and said that such threat­en­ing let­ters ex­posed the real face of In­dia.—KMS

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