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All Parties Should Join Hands For Balochistan Progress: Jam

Quetta (August 02, 2018): Balochistan Awami Party leader and expected Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan said that time has come to avoid controversies and work together for the progress of the Balochistan Province.

Addressing media in Quetta, he said that Imran Khan is also keen to resolve Baluchistan issues on priority basis.

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Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind claimed on Thursday that the party has decided to form a coalition government with the help of Balochistan Awami Party in the province.

The PTI Balochistan chapter chief’s statements came after temporary fallout over the name of the chief minister Balochistan.

“BAP will support us in the National Assembly, we will support it in the provincial,” said the PTI leader.

“It is BAP’s right to select a chief minister,” said Rind. “The BAP also has a right to decide whether it should include us in the cabinet or not,” he added.

BAP leader Jam Kamal said that in a democracy there are disagreements and they can be resolved.Earlier, PTI chairman’s spokesperson Naeemul Haq and leader Yar Muhammad Rind met with Sardar Akhtar Mengal at Balochistan House in Islamabad, who put forward several demands before Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for inclusion in the coalition government.

“I am thankful for the arrival of Naeemul Haq and Yar Muhammad Rind. PTI wants us to join the political alliance while we also wish to take the mandate of our people to assemblies. We will offer our full support following complete assurance to fulfill demands. We have not been invited to APC. If called, we will put or problems in front of them,” asserted Mengal while speaking to media.

“We have presented issues faced by Balochistan before PTI today. our aim is not to sit in assembly for personal gains,” said Mengal.“We stick to our rules and make our own decisions. If we sit in the opposition we will do it mutually. Whoever accepts our demands, we will support them,” added the BNP-M leader.

PTI leaders termed the meeting positive and expressed hope of a meeting between Mengal and Imran Khan soon.

“The meeting went smoothly. Imran Khan is going to become the prime minister of Pakistan. The demands of Akhtar Mengal are new. I assure him that Khan will be the only premier who will provide the Balochistan its rights. the demands will be conveyed to the PTI chairman,” declared Naeem ul Haq.

The issues raised by Mengal included recovery of missing persons and rights of Balochistan people among others.On Wednesday, PTI Balochistan leaders had expressed their displeasure over party stalwart Jahangir Tareen naming BAP’s Jam Kamal as the next chief minister of Balochistan.

Sources said that the PTI’s Balochistan wing was unhappy with the steps taken by Tareen, adding that party chief Imran Khan had resolved the issue during a meeting between PTI and BAP leaders.

In the meeting, Imran had delegated the right to PTI Balochistan president Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind and Jam Kamal to make decisions regarding the province.However, Tareen had appointed Jam Kamal as the chief minister on his own accord, the sources claimed.

The party sources said that the provincial party should have the right to make decisions pertaining to chief minister Balochistan and provincial ministers.

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