PTI, allies secure 180 NA seats after BNP-M support: Fawad Chaudhry

PTI, allies secure 180 NA seats after BNP-M support: Fawad Chaudhry

Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has claimed that it has secured more than 180 seats in the National Assembly following the successful talks with coalition parties.

According to PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, his party has crossed 180 seats after reaching an agreement with BNP-M to form government at Centre.

In a tweet, Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced that the PTI needed the support of 172 MNAs in the house of 342 to form government.

On Wednesday, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) agreed to support Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for the formation of government in Centre.

A six-point deal was signed between Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf after a delegation led by Shah Mehmmod Qureshi and Jahangir Tareen called on BNP-M chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal.

As per the agreement signed by Mr Mengal and Mr Qureshi, the BNP-M will support PTI candidates for the positions of prime minister and speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly.

The document was signed by Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jahangir Khan Tareen from the PTI and Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Jahangzeb Jamal Dini and Agha Hasan Baloch on behalf of the BNP-M.

Addressing a joint press conference after signing the agreement, Akhtar Mengal and Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced that the two sides had agreed on six points.

The six points of the deal include recovery of missing persons, implementation of the National Action Plan, implementation of six per cent quota for Balochistan in the federal government, immediate repatriation of Afghan refugees and the construction of dams in the province to resolve the acute water crisis.

Meanwhile, PTI’s Balochistan president Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind said development of the province was part of the PTI's manifesto.

He said the PTI would support Jam Kamal's government and lend unconditional support to the province's leadership.

On this occasion BAP chief Jam Kamal said that there was a dire to fix things based on facts and figures instead of mere words. He acknowledged that the PTI will be part of the Balochistan government.

On July 31, Balochistan Awami party announced to form coalition government with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Balochistan.

The Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) on August 4 nominated its president Jam Kamal as the candidate for CM slot and former chief minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as the Balochistan Assembly speaker.

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the majority party in the National Assembly of Pakistan by securing 115 out of total 342 seats in the general elections on July 25.

PTI has claimed that it bags the required number of seats to form the government in centre and Punjab.

On August 6, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) officially announced the nomination of its chief Imran Khan as candidate for prime minister of Pakistan.