Federal Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak on Tuesday (June 25) made it clear that there are no differences with the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), a coalition partner of the government at the centre, over the budget. He also claimed that PTI-led coalition government has the required majority to pass the Finance Bill 2019-20 in the National Assembly.
“The BNP-M was our coalition partner and is still with the government,” he said, adding that the government has a simple majority to pass the budget in the lower house of Parliament. The PTI has 156 seats, MQM-P 6, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) 5, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) 5, BNP-Mengal 4, Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) 3 seats and Awami Muslim League (AML) has one seat.
Earlier The PTI parliamentary meeting on Tuesday (June 25) was attended by PTI leadership and other political allies to undertake a discussion on the political landscape of the country, and devise a strategy to make sure the proposed finance budget for 2019-20 gets an approval from the National Assembly.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed positivity and assured that despite the ongoing economic tensions, Pakistan has set out on the path of recovery. Sources quoted his remarks, “The Federal government has carved out a new economic direction, and Pakistan is on its way to recovery after combating a bitter financial crisis.”
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17 November, 2019