‘Officials should not follow illegal govt orders’
By Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim league (PML-N) Gilgit-Baltistan chief Hafiz Hafizur Rehman has said that government employees in the region should not follow illegal and unjustified directions given to them by the chief minister and his cabinet members. He said like in Pakistan, the government in Gilgit-Baltistan will be facing accountability very soon. It may be noted here that generally it is the perception of the people that the PPP-led government in Islamabad would not be able to form government after the forthcoming general election to be held in May this year. After the tenure of the federal government ends, it would be difficult for the GB government to complete its tenure which ends in the year 2014. Talking to this correspondent here, Hafiz Hafizur Rehman said chief secretary Sajjad Salim Hotiana nad secretaries had set a good example of not following the illegal and unjustified demands and orders of the chief minister and his cabinet members. He said Hotiana had been brought to the office by the chief minister and his coterie but now when he is not toeing the lines of the rulers, the latter have launched a campaign against him. Earlier, he added, the same treatment was meted out to the former chief secretary Saifullah Chatha. He said that the people of the region were behind the bureaucrats and they have become fed up with the corrupt chief minister and his ministers who have failed to deliver during the last so many years. The PML-N leader said that he was of the opinion that after change of guards in Islamabad elections should also be held in Gilgit-Baltistan so that a new government can come to power. He said with the installation of a new government in Islamabad, his party would launch a drive in all districts of the region not for toppling the regime but to put the rulers on accountability. He said during the last about three years, the PML-N Gilgit-Baltistan had been trying its best through peaceful means to put the corrupt government on right track but it did not leave any impact on the rulers. He said after coming to power the PPP government had broken all record of corruption and bad governance and made the lives of the masses in the miserable. The PML-N leader said that the people of the area had become fed up with the rulers and wanted a change to improve their life.