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PTI, BAP decide to join hands to form coalition govts in Balochistan, Centre

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PTI, BAP decide to join hands to form coalition govts in Balochistan, Centre
ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Awami Party chief Jam Kamal in a meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan during which he announced BAP-PTI coalition government in Balochistan and at the Centre.

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) have decided to join hands to form coalition governments in Balochistan and the Centre.
The two parties held talks at PTI supremo Imran Khan’s residence Bani Gala Tuesday.
The PTI has also decided to back BAP’s Jam Kamal for the chief minister’s seat in Balochistan.
Speaking to the media, Kamal, who was flanked by PTI’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen and Pervez Khattak, said that both parties wanted to see Pakistan prosper.
“I’ve come with four newly-elected National Assembly members,” he said.
Kamal further added that the party has lent its unconditional support to the PTI.
“The promises made to us [Balochistan] had not been kept in the past but I have faith that we can work with the PTI for the betterment of the province,” the BAP leader said.
“With five PTI legislators, seven independent candidates, our party has reached a simple majority to form the Balochistan government,” Kamal said.
Speaking on the occasion, Tareen said four independent candidates have joined the PTI ranks so far and talks are under way to garner further support in this regard.
“We’ll [PTI] vouch for Kamal for the Balochistan CM slot and a decision on the chief ministers of other provinces will soon be announced by Imran too,” the PTI leader said.
Tareen said that the PTI chief’s decision would be backed by everyone in the party.
Agencies add: Jam Kamal said BAP and PTI have common vision and hence formed alliance both at the center and in Balochistan.
He expressed resolve that the two parties will work jointly for development of Balochistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Jehangir Tareen said the two parties have reached understanding on formation of government in Balochistan.
He said change will definitely take place in Balochistan.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said his party will ensure development in Balochistan in collaboration with BAP.
He said the people of Balochistan demonstrated courage by coming out of their houses on the polling day despite facing terror threats and used their right to franchise. – NNI