MNA Shahzain appointed as SAPM on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan

 MNA Shahzain appointed as SAPM on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and MNA Shah­zain Bugti

ISLAMABAD(QUETTA), 08 July: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief and MNA Shahzain Bugti has been appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan, a notification said.

“The Prime Minister(PM) has been pleased to appoint Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti MNA, as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan, with immediate effect. He shall hold the status of Federal Minister,” a notification from the Cabinet Division said.

The appointment comes on the heels of the government working on holding talks with “disgruntled Baloch leaders who are not associated with India.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, a day earlier, had said Balochistan would soon be a “cradle of peace” in the country, adding that those involved in Lahore’s Johar Town blast — who the government earlier said have links with India — have been arrested by authorities.

PM Imran Khan, two days back, had said he was mulling over speaking to the insurgents in Balochistan, as the situation in the province had changed, and Pakistan was moving towards a better future.

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Balochistan opposition MPAs on Sunday have called off their sit-in outside the police station located at Bijli Road, Quetta, after successful talks with the government.

Zia Langoo, Balochistan home minister led the government delegation for the talks with the opposition members and handed over the notification of withdrawal of the FIR registered against the opposition lawmakers.Langoo handed over the notification to Balochistan Assembly Opposition Leader Malik Sikandar. Seeing the notification, the MPAs called off their sit-in.The Balochistan government had registered FIR against 17 MPAs of opposition parties of the Balochistan Assembly for allegedly attacking the assembly and treasury bench lawmakers ahead of the provincial budget on June 18.On June 18, the legislators belonging to opposition parties held a sit-in outside the Balochistan Assembly‘s.

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