BNP-M joins hands with PTI in centre after signing ‘landmark agreement’


QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), in a major breakthrough for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has agreed to support Imran Khan in the upcoming elections for the slot of prime minister.

The party has pledged its support for PTI in the National Assembly after inking a six-point deal with PTI leaders who flew to Quetta to meet Sardar Akhtar Mengal and requested his party’s support.

“We have signed a landmark agreement with the BNP-M,” PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed while speaking to media representatives after the meeting with BNP-M leadership. He said that the issue of missing persons would be addressed on a priority basis and added that National Action Plan (NAP) would be implemented.

The document was signed by Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jahangir Khan Tareen from the PTI and Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Jahangzeb Jamal Dini and Agha Hasan Baloch on behalf of the BNP-M.

Sardar Akhtar Mengal, at the occasion, said that he had held a detailed telephonic conversation with Imran Khan. “We hope that joint efforts would be made to address the challenges being faced by Balochistan,” he said, adding that the people of Balochistan had been facing difficulties for the past 70 years.

“PTI has agreed to BNP-M’s six points as we wanted to seek reassurance that our issues will be addressed,” said Mengal.