Govt, BNP-M sort out differences

BNP-M complained to PM about lack of progress during past 10 months in its agreement with PTI


Rizwan Ghilzai June 27, 2019
BNP leader Akhter Mengal. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) led by Sardar Akhtar Mengal called on Prime Minister Imran Khan wherein it was decided that the coalition partner will support the passage of federal budget for fiscal year 2019-20 and will not attend opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC).

The meeting was also attended by PTI leaders Naeemul Haq and Jahangir Tareen.

The BNP-M also discussed the six-point agenda and development projects in the province.

The BNP-M delegation headed by Akhtar Mengal complained to the prime minister about lack of progress during past 10 months in its agreement with the government.

After the meeting, Tareen said that the two sides had reached an understanding and agreed over a mechanism to tackle the hurdles in the implementation of the agreement.

He promised an early progress on the issue of the missing persons, one of the key demands of the coalition partner.

Tareen said that the two sides had also agreed over six percent Balochistan quota in the federal government jobs.

The PTI leader maintained that providing development budget to BNP was their genuine right.

He said the delegation has also been assured that the agreement would face no hurdles in its implementation in future.

BNP-M, according to the understanding, will back the government in passage of federal budget for fiscal year 2019-20 and will not attend the opposition’s APC.

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