Unable to come to an agreement over a reserved women’s seat in the Balochistan Assembly, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Balochistan National Party (BNP) have decided to leave it to chance with a coin toss, Express News reported.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notification on 10 of the 11 seats reserved for minority and women in the Balochistan Assembly, with the decision on one of the seats is yet to be made.
According to the ECP, the two parties will carry out a coin toss to decide who gets the seat.
On August 10, the BNP-Mengal announced support for the PTI at the Centre as the two parties inked a six-point momentum to solidify their alliance.
Senior members of both parties met in Quetta late Thursday morning and agreed on the points put forth by the BNP-M. The party then announced its support for a PTI-led govt in Islamabad.
Currently, the BNP-M has four seats in the National Assembly and would be allotted one NA seat for reserved women. The party announced support to the PTI with five seats in hand. In totality, the PTI now has 179 seats where simple majority is achieved at 172.