Bilawal vows to ensure constitutional rights of GB people
GILGIT: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday vowed to ensure the constitutional rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan if voted to power.
Addressing a public meeting at ‘Polo Ground’, Bilawal said his relationship with the people of Gilgit-Baltistan is ages-old and hoped that the people of GB would support him as they supported his grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and mother Benazir Bhutto in the past.
The PPP chairman said that Asif Ali Zardari had fulfilled his promise and gave an identity to the people of GB through a presidential decree and for the first time local people elected their chief minister. He said that the constitutional rights were later denied to the local people.
Bilawal said that GB was neglected in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and added that the PPP will compensate with the people when they will come into power.
He urged the masses to support PPP for their constitutional rights and added that his party will make their dream come true.
Bilawal, on May 27, had said that giving powers of legislation to the bureaucracy in Islamabad and brazenly denying the people their rights was an affront to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan that will have far reaching consequences for political stability.
Referring to the 31st constitutional amendment, he had said the parliament just passed a amendment bill taking away powers of the president on tribal areas to empower its people. “Just the same time the federal government has ambushed the people of GB by taking away their powers and vesting it to the prime minister,” he said.