BNP-Mengal threatens to quit PTI-led govt

Balochistan National Party-Mengal on Sunday threatened to quit the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led ruling coalition if the ruling didn’t support his candidate in the by-elections on a vacant seat of Senate.
The BNP-M is the third largest party in eight-party ruling coalition at the centre and has threatened to withdraw its support for the government in case it did not support its candidate in the by-elections on a vacant seat of the Upper House of the Parliament.
The BNP said that it supported the ruling party in election of President, Prime Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker and now the government should also support its candidate.
According to the BNP, the party will reconsider its alliance with the ruling party if the PTI voted for its candidate.
At present, there are seven members of PTI, 24 members of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), and 10 members of Balochistan National Party-Mengal in the provincial government.