QUETTA: After thorough consultation, the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) decided to take part in parliamentary politics in the country.

Agha Hassan Baloch, the Central Secretary Information told Dawn.com that Chief of BNP, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, as well as members of the provincial assembly Essa Noori and Mir Hamal Kalmati would take oath as parliament members within the next couple of days. However, the party will sit in the opposition benches.

“BNP-M would raise an effective voice inside the parliament for acquisition of rights of the Baloch people,” the Central Secretary Information said. He said that Mengal had consulted all district, provincial and central office bearers before making the decision.

The party previously had decided not to take oath as members of parliament. They had launched a protest campaign against alleged rigging in the recently held historic general elections in the country.

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Muhammad Taqi
June 28, 2013 10:48 pm

Brilliant decision! We salute our baloch brothers who take the democratic route to address Balochistan issue. Respect!

Moammad Farooq
June 28, 2013 11:17 pm

Good move Mr. Mengal.

Khurram Jadoon
June 29, 2013 12:22 am

Excellent ! that tells you really care about the people of Balochistan.

Jehan Zeb
June 29, 2013 5:43 am

A very good decision. congratulations for taking the right decision. It is strange that Pakistani's ovrwhemlingly commented on Amir admission but not a single comment on this most important issue. This shows lack of understanding of Baluchistan issues.

maqbool shah
June 29, 2013 7:24 am

Nice move from BNP-m form deconding to take and play there rolls in pariament now we can say that we are a step forward towards the peace talks in that province , without involving those baloch leaders not possible to control peace issues in balochistan, all the credit gos to nawaz sharif for brave step to handover the provincial governamt to baloch leaders as wl in KP too initially I thought that nawaz sharif want to go away from these two provincess just because of un stayable satuation , I am not follower of pml- n but after that decision of BNP I solute to nawaz sharif for that brave stip.

June 29, 2013 8:23 am

Very good decision by Mr. Mengal in favor of people of Baluchistan, now we need to ensure stability and economic development of province, people and Pakistan.

June 29, 2013 3:57 pm

Good News. hope Dr. Malik and other political parties will cooperate with Mr. Mengal and also other leaders who is sitting in Europe or in the hill will have to come and sit together with Mr. Sharif and find a way for the outstanding issues and problems. Pakistan need a strong democracy and a leader like Imran khan in democratic Pakistan with the support of other leaders and people can solve the problems inside Pakistan and have a good working relation with former twin Bangladesh. Wishing good luck for all the Pakistani brothers and sisters......

June 30, 2013 9:28 am

Mr Mengal you are true Pakistani, and you are the one who can raise just voice for the brave and peace loving Blochis. Salute your leadership.

Abdur Raheem
June 30, 2013 1:32 pm

Excellent. BNP-M has taken a serious and wise decision. We wish them a success. We also expect them to serve the common people of Balochistan. As a good opposition, they should keep guiding the government and enable them to do something for the people of Balochistan.

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