Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], November 5 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Thursday said that the "fake prime minister" [Imran Khan] does not realise "how people are struggling due to inflation", The News International reported.
"The fake prime minister [Imran Khan] announced to make GB a province. You may be a fake premier but you are still a premier. You don't realise how people are struggling due to inflation," Nawaz said at a public rally in Skardu.
She said that Khan had earlier promised 10 million jobs to the youth of Skardu but the promise remains unfulfilled.
She said, "You promised 'tabdeeli' [change] in nine days. Your promises are fake."
At the rally, the PML-N leader urged the people in Gilgit-Baltistan not to vote for leaders who change their loyalties, The News International reported.
She said, "Promise me you will not vote for those who change their loyalties. Those who backstab their party do not deserve your votes."
"Today, politicking has changed. And it should change...Those who remain loyal to their party and aren't sell-outs, deserve votes," she further said.
"I have heard that out of our 16 candidates, eight or nine have changed loyalties. Remember this when you go out to vote that those who cannot endure pressure, will never stand for the public's rights," she added.
Meanwhile, the people across Gilgit-Baltistan are up in arms against Islamabad's decision of integrating the illegally occupied region with the rest of Pakistan.
In the run-up to the assembly elections in this so-called autonomous region, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan recently announced that the region will become a provisional province of Pakistan--a declaration that has drawn massive condemnation.
Activists wonder as to how an occupying state which has no locus standi over the region can take a call of subsuming it with the rest of Pakistan. (ANI)