ISLAMABAD: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal has said that the decision to support Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan for the post of president will be taken in the meeting of the party’s executive committee.
Mengal expressed these views in a meeting Aitzaz Ahsan in Islamabad on Saturday to discuss the upcoming presidential elections on September 4.
Speaking to reporters, the BNP-chief informed that they have also talked to the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) as well, whose chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman is also in the race. “We have told Aitzaz we will discuss the request in the party meeting we have summoned,” Mengal said.
Speaking on the occasion, Aitzaz said that they expect from the presidency that the gap between the federation and provinces will be narrowed down. “We have stated our stance on the presidential campaign and we expect positive results. Mengal discussed CPEC, missing persons, development projects and the resources of Balochistan in great detail.”
“We agree with BNP-M as they have represented the people of Balochistan. We agree with their stance on CPEC and all other points,” Aitzaz added.
Referring to the opposition’s second candidate Fazlur Rehman, Aitzaz said that talks between the two are continuous. “Rehman is respected and has a very important role, we have discussed that too. Our efforts focused towards Rehman relinquishing his candidate in favour of our candidate and they are expecting us to do the same.”