QUETTA: After successful negotiations on Sunday night, the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) announced electoral alliance on National Assembly and provincial assembly seats from Khuzdar.
The discussion was held between BNP-M chief Akhtar Mengal and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Naib Amir Maulana Qamaruddin.
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman is also the president of MMA.
At a joint press conference, they said the electoral alliance was for Khuzdar district, but efforts would be made to extend such an alliance to other areas of the province.
They said that according to the terms, BNP-Mengal would contest elections for National Assembly seat from Khuzdar and Provincial Assembly seat from Wadh, while MMA from Khuzdar-Naal and Zehri-Mola constituencies of the provincial assembly.
Mengal and Qamaruddin said, “After making an electoral alliance, the JUI-F and BNP-M had contested elections in 2002, which were successful. Once again, we have entered an electoral alliance which will prove successful.”
They said the alliance had been reached many days ago between both the parties, but “we did not disclose it due to some reason”.
Mengal said, “We are putting forward joint candidates and workers of both the parties will jointly launch the election campaign. Our workers will visit every home and inform the voters that we are jointly contesting elections.”.
He said, “Our alliance will not be restricted to elections only. This alliance will continue for launching a joint struggle for restoring peace, achieving the rights of Balochistan and addressing other issues as well.”
He invited other parties to join them.