Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday claimed that the party has achieved a simple majority in the National Assembly after the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) announced its decision to support the party in the centre.
Mengal sets two stipulations for becoming part of coalition govt
In a tweet, the party's information secretary said that after the Akhtar Mengal-led BNP-M announced an alliance with the PTI, the party now has 180 seats in NA. To attain a majority in the legislature, 172 seats are required.
بی این پی (مینگل) کی حمائیت کے بعد پاکستان تحریک انصاف اور اتحادیوں کا قومی اسمبلی میں نمبر 180 کو کراس کر گیا ہے، 342 کے ایوان میں حتمی اکثریت کیلئے172 ارکان کی حمائیت درکار تھی— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 9, 2018
Earlier this week, Mengal had set two stipulations for becoming part of forming governments at the centre and the province.
The two issues are – recovery of missing persons and declaring Balochistan as the major beneficiary in the development projects being carried out under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Balochistan people own its resources, says Akhtar Mengal
Moreover, he had also refused to meet Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala, saying if a meeting was desired in this regard, Imran could meet him at Balochistan House.
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