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BNP-M chief Akhtar Mengal to meet PM Imran today

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chief Akhtar Mengal called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold discussions for removing reservations of the coalition partner of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Disgruntled Akhtar Mengal and Jehanzeb Jamaldini will hold an important meeting with the premier over emerging differences between BNP-M and PTI, sources in PM House said.

The six-point charter of demand would be discussed in the meeting, sources added.

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PM Khan would also take Akhtar Mengal into confidence over matter relating to missing persons.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to hold important meetings with the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid, Balochistan Awami Party, Grand Democratic Alliance and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, the coalition partners of the ruling political party, it emerged on March 12.

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Citing emerging differences between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and coalition partners, PM Khan has decided to hold one-on-one meetings with the PML-Q, BAP, GDA and MQM-P’s leaders in order to remove their reservations on different issues.

Prior to the forthcoming meeting with Mengal, PM Khan had held meetings with PML-Q’s Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) delegation on March 12.

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On August 8, Balochistan National Party – Mengal and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had agreed on a six-point charter of demand to form a political coalition to support PTI candidates for the key positions of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly (NA).

According to reports, the six points include implementation of six per cent quota in the federal government for Balochistan, repatriation of Afghan refugees, effectuation of National Action Plan, construction of dams and recovery of missing persons.

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