QUETTA: After extending full support to the Imran Khan-led federal government, the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), an ally of the federal government, has voiced concerns over not having representation in the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) governments.
During a meeting chaired by BAP President Jam Kamal Khan Alyani, senators, MNAs, provincial ministers and party senior leaders voiced frustration at having less representation in the federal cabinet.
There are nine Senators in the BAP, including Senate President Sadiq Sanjrani, and five in the National Assembly.
Sources said the meeting mentioned upcoming Senate elections and by-election on a vacated Senate seat due to the death of Senator Kalsoom Praveen and Pishin’s Balochistan Assembly seat that fell vacant following the death of JUI-Syed F’s Fazal Agha.
The meeting noted that a sizeable representation in the Balochistan cabinet had been granted to PTI members, but the BAP did not get its due share in the federal and KP cabinets.
Only Zubaida Jalal of BAP was inducted by the PTI into the federal cabinet.
The sources said Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan told the meeting that he would express to Prime Minister Imran Khan the reservations of his faction.