Gilgit Baltistan Election 2020

PTI victory sign of people’s trust in PM Imran Khan, says Shibli Faraz

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s victory in the Gilgit Baltistan elections is a sign of the people’s trust in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership.

This was stated by Information Minister Shibli Faraz in a tweet Monday morning.

The minister said that the people of GB have rejected the narrative of PML-N and endorsed the view of the prime minister.

Later in a press conference in Islamabad, Faraz said that the people of GB had a democratic mind and have voted for a better future.

“Even before the election, these people had started chanting the mantra of rigging,” said Faraz, adding that the PPP and PML-N got an opportunity but did not focus on the region.

The senator said that the opposition used to claim that the current elections would be a referendum, adding that the polls were "free and fair".

“If there was rigging then we should get 14, 15 seats,” said Faraz. He also admitted that many candidates from his party were also defeated.