ISLAMABAD(GUJRANWALA), 26 July: PML-N candidate for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir(AJK) elections from LA-35 Jammu-2, Choudhary Muhammad Ismail Gujjar, said Sunday he would “seek India’s help” if the local administration does not cooperate with him.
The PML-N leader was speaking to the media in Gujranwala near a polling station set up in Government High School No 2, where the deputy commissioner had allegedly kicked out PML-N and All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference’s polling agents.
Following their exit from the polling station, the agents reportedly got into a heated argument with the deputy commissioner after which the polling process was halted there.
Gujjar said his AJK elections camp was “dismantled” despite the presence of police personnel.
He warned his party would “also cause problems” if the polling process did not continue peacefully.
“The deputy commissioner had asked my polling agents to leave and threatened them,” the PML-N candidate said.
He asked the government to take action, otherwise unrest will ensue “and people will die”.
Issuing a clarification later on private news channel, he said his statement was directed towards the administration. “India kills Kashmiris in [occupied Kashmir] and over here, these people are taking down our camps.”
The polling time for residents of AJK looking to cast their vote to elect new members to the region’s Legislative Assembly ended at 5pm and counting is currently underway.
The incumbent Prime Minister(PM) of Azad & Jammu Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has Sunday castigated Kashmiris people for electing Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) into power in their general elections. Having been defeated by PTI in the polls today, AJK PM Haider said the Kashmiri people are marred with the mentality of slavers for the past 250 years. The results today reflect the slave mentality the people have here.