Bilawal arrives in Gilgit-Baltistan on five-day visit
GILGIT: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday arrived in Gilgit-Baltistan on a five-day trip, where he will address a public meeting at ‘Polo ground’ tomorrow (Sunday). ARY News reported.
According to the details, Bilawal will hold meetings with local leaders of his party and will address different corner meetings during the visit.
Talking to ARY News, Bilawal House spokesperson Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said,” PPP government gave constitutional rights to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan but later, the rights were denied.”
He said PPP stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in their struggle for rights.
It is pertinent to mention here that PPP Chairman 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 would have far reaching consequences for political stability.
Referring to the 31st constitutional amendment, he had said the parliament just passed an 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 had said.
“The so called reforms package is a grave provocation and warned against the consequences of bulldozing it without taking the people and the GB Assembly into confidence,” he had said.