PML-N, BNP agree on seat adjustment

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Balochistan National Party (BNP) agreed on seat adjustment ahead of general elections.

This was announced during joint press conference by senior central leader PML-N, former CM Punjab Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Akhtar Mengal said it seems difficult to hold free and fair elections under the conditions prevailing in Balochistan.

The BNP chief said that conspiracies are being hatched to stop us for participating in the elections. He said death squads were still operating in Balochistan and people were ‘disappearing’.

Akhtar Mengal said that PML-N had presented certain proposals regarding the upcoming elections and a committee had been formed to take decisions about seat adjustment.

The PML-N leader addressing the press conference said that Balochistan is the heart and important part of Pakistan. PML-N wants to address the grievances of the people of Balochistan, he added.

He said that development in Balochistan is the prosperity of the whole country.

The PML-N leader said that several unpleasant incidents occurred in Balochistan such as murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti and operations which created hatred among the people.

Shahbaz urged Mengal to take part in the elections, saying if there were any grievances of BNP those can be addresses jointly.

“It is not the question of certain seats but question of the future of country,” he said.

He said PML-N would talk to the caretaker PM about the reservations of the Balochistan leaders, adding he had come to Quetta to show solidarity with the Baloch leadership.