Infostani Sources- Governor Pakhtu Nakhwa, in response to the incident of terrorists firing on a bus in Chilas, expressed his rejection of the PTI’s allegations of not receiving a fair playing field. The transporters responsible for public transport services from Rawalpindi to ten districts of Gilgit-Baltistan stopped their services until they received security assurance. They demanded protection, as well as the arrest and severe punishment of those involved in the incident.
On Sunday, transporters parked their vehicles at bases, holding books with slogans condemning the incident and demanding security. The Pakistan Transport Welfare Association officials, including Shahbaz and Aun Al Hussain, addressed the protesters and conveyed their sadness over the incident. They called for foolproof security within 40 to 50 kilometers of Chilas and threatened to continue the closure of public transport to Gilgit if adequate security measures were not provided.
Meanwhile, GB Scott Wing held funeral prayers for the eight people who died in the bus fire. Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Gulbar Khan and Force Commander Kashif Khalil attended the funeral prayer. The Azan marked the burial of the deceased in different areas. Diamar police registered an FIR for the bus attack and arrested six suspects. On a different note, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali declared political activities challenging in certain areas of the province due to the disturbed law and order situation. He also stated that leaders with pending cases from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf would not have permission to conduct meetings.
Governor Debunks PTI’s Claims, Expresses Concerns Over Security and Political Challenges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Speaking on private TV, the governor dismissed the PTI’s claims of not receiving a fair playing field. He raised the question about the current activity of TTP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, emphasizing that the law and order situation in some areas of the province, such as Tank, DI Khan, Lucky Marwat, Bannu, and Balochistan, is indeed not satisfactory. Governor Pakhtu Nakhwa expressed concern that elections should be peaceful, ensuring voters don’t risk their lives while casting their votes. He suggested presenting this concern to the Election Commission. Haji Ghulam Ali stated that while elections may proceed in certain areas of the province. Engaging in political activities could be challenging, and this challenge might extend to Balochistan as well.
He mentioned the multiple attacks on Maulana Fazlur Rahman, acknowledging that they may not have received such reports. However, the Interior Ministry might have relevant information. Responding to a query. He questioned the ability of Tehreek-e-Insaaf leaders with pending cases to stand on the stage and deliver speeches. He emphasized that leaders facing charges should go to court and seek acquittal. Adding that casting doubt on the election process is detrimental. PTI’s objections regarding a level playing field lack merit. Particularly given their extensive rally activities before the release of the election schedule.
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