Protesters block a road with burning debris in Gilgit, capital of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, amid allegations of vote rigging in the recent legislative assembly elections. Photo: Tuyyab Babri Protesters block a road with burning debris in Gilgit, capital of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, amid allegations of vote rigging in the recent legislative assembly elections. Photo: Tuyyab Babri
Protesters block a road with burning debris in Gilgit, capital of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, amid allegations of vote rigging in the recent legislative assembly elections. Photo: Tuyyab Babri

Protests erupt near Pakistan’s China border over vote-rigging claims in Gilgit-Baltistan

  • Opposition candidates accuse Gilgit-Baltistan’s election commission of manipulating results to favour Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party
  • Paramilitary reinforcements have been called in after protesters took to the streets, erected barricades and threatened bloodshed

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Protesters block a road with burning debris in Gilgit, capital of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, amid allegations of vote rigging in the recent legislative assembly elections. Photo: Tuyyab Babri Protesters block a road with burning debris in Gilgit, capital of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, amid allegations of vote rigging in the recent legislative assembly elections. Photo: Tuyyab Babri
Protesters block a road with burning debris in Gilgit, capital of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, amid allegations of vote rigging in the recent legislative assembly elections. Photo: Tuyyab Babri
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