[News] Nazir Sabir blowing fresh breaths into PPP Hunza
October 27, 2009 6 Comments
Mehr Karim (Hunza): Nazir Sabir the world known mountaineer and former elected member of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) is in Hunza to support Wazir Baig, the PPP ticket holder for the elections of GBLA 2009. Wazir Baig has always been supported by Nazir Sabir in the two previous elections one which was won by Wazir and the other which he lost to Ghazanfar.
Election momentum has started to reach at its maxim with intense competition among three candidates Kamil Jan, Noor Muhammad and Wazir Baig while others following in their ratings are Shah Baz Khan, Sheryar, Ijlal Hussain, Rahmatullah Baig, Aziz Ahmed, Waheed Muran and Arif Hussain.
Pools conducted by various media out-lets indicate that Noor Muhammad and Kamil jan have a very tough competition and by now Wazir Baig is following them. However, beside intensive media campaigning this time around huge amounts of money are said to be flowing for some candidates and PPP has been alleged to use tax payer’s money through Benazir Income Support Scheme and projects.
Nazir Sabir’s visits and prospective visits by Ministers of PPP to support elections campaign is considered to be efforts to repair the damage caused by recent attitude of PPP and its representative Wazir Baig regarding efforts of AHAC for an additional seat for Hunza. Kamil Jan and Noor Muhammad both campaigned for the additional seat of Hunza under the banner of All Hunza Action Committee (AHAC) in Karachi and Hunza which is giving them advantage of sympathies.
Gilgit-Baltistan Times will constantly update its reader through weekly pools on the ratings of the candidates and it will be keenly observed that how does Nazir Sabir’s visit impacts the currently third rating of Wazir Baig of PPP.