BAP lawmakers in KP Assembly break ranks with provincial govt – Pakistan

Members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) parliament broke with the government on the grounds of “unfulfilled promises”.

BAP MPA Bilawal Afridi confirmed these developments in a video sent to media on Wednesday, saying that going forward, his party will make decisions that benefit the constituency and the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Afridi accused the government of failing to deliver on its promises to issue 110 billion rupees worth of funds on the National Finance Committee for areas merged with KP and provide jobs to people in tribal areas.

“I do not engage in discussions when I have a meeting about the newly merged district and use the funds according to the instructions of two or three people. [assembly] It is not fair for members of tribal areas to participate in all meetings,” he added. For this reason, he added that the BAP members of the KP National Assembly were breaking the ranks with the government.

BAP has four members in the KP Parliament, including Afridi. He and two others, Abbasur Rehman and Shafiq Afridi, were elected MPAs in the 2019 vote in the newly annexed region. they had contend He was elected as an independent candidate and later joined the BAP.

The remaining BAP member, Baserat Khan, was elected to a reserved seat for women.

These developments came amid changes in Pakistan’s political alliance as governments and opposition parties took steps to secure the support of Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Insaf allies.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Imran visited the National Assembly for the first time since taking office in 2018 to meet with leaders of the PTI’s allied party, the BAP and the Alliance for Democracy.

At that meeting, BAP leaders expressed reservations on several issues and asked the prime minister not to rely on “the politics of confrontation” and to cancel his party’s power show on March 27.

BAP leader Khalid Magsi said. Serb After the meeting, they said they had discussed the matter with the prime minister.

“We reported to the Prime Minister our reservations and problems we have faced over the past three and a half years and urged them not to attend the public meeting on March 27. ‘ said Magsi.

He said the PTI did not support BAP at a critical time when it split into two groups in Balochistan and informed the Prime Minister that no substantive action was taken for the development of marginalized areas.

Magsi said BAP has spent more than three years with a ruling alliance led by the PTI.

“Now we are looking at what options the opposition will offer to improve Balochistan,” he said.

BAP leaders also acknowledged that they were observing the behavior of Guzrat’s Chaudhrys (PML-Q leader) in a political scenario.

“So we are watching everything and will soon decide whether to stick with the ruling alliance or leave,” he added.