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Akhtar Mengal criticizes Kakar’s selection as Caretaker PM in a letter to Nawaz Sharif

Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Chairman Akhtar Mengal criticizes Kakar’s selection as Caretaker PM in a letter written to Nawaz Sharif.

Mengal on Sunday expressed his displeasure with the appointment of Senator Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar as the caretaker prime minister, claiming that such decisions created “more distance” between his party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

“You have nominated such a person as the caretaker prime minister whose appointment has closed the doors of politics for us,” Mengal stated in a letter addressed to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif.

“Such decisions have created more distance between us and you,” he added.

BNP Chairman also expressed his displeasure with the way PML-N was preferring to ally with the army instead of taking politicians on board.

“A solution is being sought by consulting the establishment instead of politicians,” he wrote, adding that the “atrocities” of military-led regimes from General Ayub to General Musharraf were not yet forgotten.

Mengal further accused the PML-N of “forgetting” the “conspiracies and unconstitutional” actions of the former military ruler and president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf and former chief of army staff General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Moreover, Mengal also took issue with some decisions of the outgoing government.

He took issue with the fact that the Pak-China Gwadar University was being built in Lahore instead of Balochistan.

Mengal in the letter went on to add that renaming the Gwadar airport after Feroz Khan Noon — a former prime minister — was shocking as Balochistan’s population may not even be aware of his name.

He further contended that whereas in the last census, the population of Balochistan was about 2.24 million, in the most recent census — approved by the Council of Common Interest (CCI) and to be the basis of the upcoming elections — 7300,000 fewer people were recorded.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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