Sultan predicts mid-term polls in Pakistan after AJK elections
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