ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak has said that there are no differences between the Balochistan National Party (BNP-M) and the governments while the BNP-M Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal said that the distance created between the government and BNP-M due to not implementing the agreement between the two.
Federal Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak and BNP-M Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal conducted jointly held a press conference outside the parliament.
Addressing the presser Federal Minister for Defense said that there are no differences between the government and the BNP-M while he said that we never distanced away from the agreement signed with the BNP-M and he vowed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government will fulfill all its promises made to people of Balochistan adding that the government has formed the committee on the issue of the missing persons and soon progress will be made.
The Federal Minister said that they will remove the apprehension of the BNP-M regarding people coming to Gwadar from outside the province adding the status of an outsider will not be the same as of the residing citizens and legislation will be made in the parliament over the issue as well.
Pervez Khattak said that the government has put cities of Balochistan, Bolan and Hangul on the list of development projects.
He said that Balochistan quota in the federal government jobs will be ensured while the amendment is not going to be made in the 18th amendment and in the National Finance Commission (NFC) as it is not possible and one should avoid telling a lie on the issue as the amendment needed two-thirds majority which the government lacks.
Talking to media at the occasion, Sardar Akhtar Mengal said that giving the lessons through stick always resulted in horrific output and will remain so if it continued adding that differences erupted with the government over not implementing the agreement they made with the party.
The BNP Chief demanded to send a committee consisting up of political figures to the Balochistan.