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BNP-M to support Imran Khan during PM election

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal on Wednesday agreed to support Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the upcoming election for prime minister, ARY News reported. According to details, Akhtar Mengal pledged support for PTI cheif after inking a six-point deal with PTI leaders Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Jahangir Tareen. The PTI leaders had flown to Quetta to mee Akhtar Mengal and had requested his party’s support for Khan’s premiership.The PTI…

Filing nomination papers for new CM Balochistan begins

QUETTA: The process for filing nomination papers by candidates for the new chief minister of Balochistan has been underway on Friday. The nomination papers are to be submitted before 3:00 pm today as the provincial assembly session has been summoned tomorrow (Saturday) to elect a new leader of the house. After a no-trust motion against him, Zehri had resigned from his position and submitted resignation to Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Tuesday afternoon, who forthwith accepted it. Following the…

JUI-F’s candidate wins NA-260 by-election

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s (JUI-F) candidate Muhammad Usman Badini has won the by-election in the National Assembly constituency (NA-260) in Chagai-cum-Noshki districts of Balochistan, ARY News reported. According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Usman Badini received 42,636 votes. Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M)’s Mir Bahadur stood second with 36,622 votes. PkMAP candidate Jamal Khan Tarakai was placed third. The seat fell vacant after the death of Abdul Rahim Mandokhel of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami…