He was addressing a meeting of party candidates from AJK where he said that their participation has reignited the dormant international issue which was placed in cold storage due to the friendship between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Bilawal said that the party was well aware of all tactics used for rigging, but participated to be on the right side of history and be remembered as those who fought for the sacred cause of Kashmir.
He stated that “the way the pre-poll rigging, utilisation of Kashmir council funds and interference of federal ministers were carried out, we knew the results but I am proud that none of our colleagues left us and we are intact.”
He was informed that the PML-N government in AJK has started political victimisation and initiated fabricated cases against PPP leadership even before the induction of the cabinet.
The meeting unanimously rejected the AJK elections, and condemned the curfew in Indian-Occupied Kashmir and the atrocities committed by the use of pellet guns on innocent women and children, and demanded that the United Nations take notice of the human rights violations.
Bilawal maintained that he was not disappointed by the election results in AJK and expressed full confidence that PPP will win the general elections in 2018.