PoK Prime Minister warns Imran Khan govt against 'stealing' elections

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2nd July, 2021 07:36:39 PM printer

PoK Prime Minister warns Imran Khan govt against 'stealing' elections

ISLAMABAD: Raja Farooq Haider, so-called 'prime minister' of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has warned of strong resistance against the Pakistan government's attempts to "steal" the forthcoming general elections in the region.

Speaking at the last sitting of the PoK Assembly held to present and pass the annual budget, he expressed the hope that the institutions and armed forces of Pakistan would not allow any such move in the sensitive area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Dawn reported.

"I declare on oath if anyone resorts to any such move we will mete out such a treatment that you will be reduced to a symbol of abomination for the future governments of Pakistan," he said to the PTI led central government though without naming it directly.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's will hold the general election for the Legislative Assembly on July 25, despite appeals to postpone the polls for two months due to the threat of a resurgence of the coronavirus.

Last year, Pakistan conducted the Legislative Assembly election in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Recently, Pakistan opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has accused the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan of trying to install a "puppet" government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

During a rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's Kotli area, Bilawal, chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), on Saturday ripped into Imran Khan-led government, saying the prime minister has brought poverty, inflation and unemployment in the country, Express Tribune reported.


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