Elections in AJK must be held on time: PPP

 

Islamabad: Sindh education minister, Saeed Ghani addressed a press conference at the PPP media office Islamabad and said that the elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir cannot be postponed or delayed as the AJK constitution is very clear on the issue and elections cannot be delayed.

Saeed Ghani said that people are being forced to join PTI, using NAB as an arm twisting tool.  He said that all the by-elections in Pakistan were held on time. Now postponing elections in Kashmir means that the PTI is running away from elections. He said that the NCOC and the government want to postpone the Azad Kashmir elections in the garb of Covid-19. 

He said that according to the constitution of Azad Kashmir, postponement is not permissible. The Azad Kashmir Assembly’ term is going to complete on July 29 and it is a constitutional obligation to hold elections 60 days before the end of the Assembly term. Any effort to postpone the elections clearly means that PTI is weak in Azad Kashmir.

On the other hand President Azad Kashmir Pakistan Peoples Party, Chaudhry Latif Akbar demanded the election commission to immediately issue the schedule of elections.