Gilgit-Baltistan PML-Q candidates’ use Musharraf’s face in campaigning

November 9th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Islamabad, Nov 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) candidates in Gilgit-Baltistan have got images of former president Pervez Musharraf printed on their election posters.

Sources said that PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain had learnt through TV coverage of the PML-Q candidates’ election campaign that there were huge pictures of the former president on their official posters.

They said the party president took strict notice of the situation, and asked PML-Q Northern Areas President Marvi Memon to replace the posters, as the former president had no position or role in the party.

The sources said Chaudhry Shujaat was annoyed over posters carrying photos of Musharraf, Marvi and her father Nisar Memon, but not of Shujaat.

“The PML-Q central command has felt that it is a conspiracy to sideline them from the election process in Gilgit-Baltistan, while Marvi and her father want to get all the credit for political affairs in that area,” the Daily Times quoted a source, as saying.

Another credible source within the PML-Q said Marvi, in her election speeches, had been giving credit to Musharraf for all the development works in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The source said Shujaat had sent a fresh stock of posters, carrying his pictures, to replace the ‘older ones’. (ANI)

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