Pervez Khattak tasked to appease disgruntled BNP-M

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The federal government on Thursday decided that it would reach out to the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) to address its grievances.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan here in Islamabad. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Ministry for Planning Asad Umar, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Shafqat Mehmood and Babar Awan attended the meeting.
During the meeting, PM Imran Khan directed the government negotiation team to remove the reservations of PTI-led government allies including the BNP-Mengal.
In this connection, PM Imran has tasked Pervez Khattak to meet with representatives of disgruntled allies and address their concerns.
The government negotiation team briefed the prime minister about the dialogues and contacts made with BNP-Mengal. The premier directed the team to formally restart negotiations with BNP-Mengal once
The meeting agreed that all allies of government are important and their reservations will be addressed.
The Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP) yesterday had announced to part ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) coalition government after remaining part of the coalition for around 2 years.
This was announced by BNP-Mengal chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal during the National Assembly session in Islamabad.
“I am officially announcing that our party is separating itself from the PTI government, said Akhtar Mengal. The BNP-Mengal chief said that he will remain a part of the National Assembly and keep raising their problems in the lower house of parliament.