Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal chairing a joint meeting of all political parties in Quetta: Photo provided by information ministry

Staff Reporter:

Coalition partners in Balochistan government have demanded of the federal government to increase seats of the province in the national assembly to make sure a just representation. Chief Minister, Jam Kamal Khan chaired a joint meeting of all parliamentary groups including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), Awami National Party (ANP), Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), Balochistan National Party (Awami) and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP).

All political parties decided to table a joint resolution in the Balochistan Assembly to make a formal demand before the federal government to increase seats in the national assembly. In this regard, all opposition parties in Balochistan Assembly would be taken into confidence to seek their support in passing a joint resolution from the house, the meeting decided.

The way a resolution with regard to enhancing seats of Balochistan was adopted in the upper house in the same way, a resolution should be adopted by the national assembly, the political parties demanded. They decided that all mainstream political parties of the country would be approached with regard to the proposed resolution to make sure the provision of representation to Balochistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Jam Kamal Khan mentioned that the backwardness of the province can be eliminated through proper representation in the national assembly. He urged upon all political parties to struggle for an increase in the national assembly seats for the province.

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