India upset over 'victory' of PM Imran’s party in AJK elections: Fawad

Formation of PTI govt in the region will come as a ‘great shock’ to New Delhi, says information minister

APP July 25, 2021
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain addressing a conference on lawfare in Islamabad on July 14, 2021. PHOTO: PID


Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that India is “very upset” over “victory” of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) elections.

The minister while speaking to media in Punjab’s Pind Dadan Khan on Sunday said Kashmiris have overwhelmingly voted in favour of PTI candidates and “with the grace of Allah it will form the government” in the region.

Fawad said that Indian media had campaigned against PTI during AJK electioneering, adding that formation of PTI government in the region would come as a great shock to India.

Also read: PTI likely to win Sunday’s AJK elections: survey

He also thanked the people for voting for the PTI candidate in the constituency and added that Pind Dadan Khan is stronghold of the ruling party.

Congratulating the people of Kashmir, the minister said that free and fair election process within Pakistan gave hope to the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) that the time is not far away when they would also cast their votes in transparent polls.

Fawad said that the election process in Pakistan and AJK remained largely peaceful.

The minister expressed regret over the killing of two PTI workers during AJK polls, saying that PPP workers had attacked the party activists at several places.

Fawad said that the turnout of more than 50 per cent was a positive development.


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