In a fresh blow to the government, the joint opposition has announced that four lawmakers from the government’s ally Balochistan Awami Party have decided to support it in the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif disclosed the news during a press conference with Pakistan People’s Party’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, BAP leader Khalid Magsi, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman, and others from the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement.
He said the BAP made the decision to send the premier home in the greater interest of the country. He added the new government would fulfill its promises according to the expectation of the people of the Balochistan province.
Meanwhile, BAP’s parliamentary leader Nawabzada Mir Khalid Khan Magsi said that his party had decided to join forces with the joint opposition after consultations. He said that his party had “come with a new aim after bitter experiences in the past”.
Magsi said that his party aspired for the country to be handled in a new way. He lamented the fact that Balochistan had been deprived of funds and resources, and added that they wanted the province’s issues to be addressed.
Moreover, Shehbaz Sharif also spoke about the ‘letter‘ that the prime minister claimed to be in possession of, saying that if the letter was not fake, he would stand with the prime minister.
PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari stated that the joint opposition would ensure that Shehbaz Sharif became the prime minister.