Yousafzai rules out alliance with BAP in KP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai has ruled out any alliance with Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in the province. He was talking to media on Saturday.

Yousafzai added that it was a personal decision of the independent candidates to joined BAP and PTI has nothing do with it. He made it clear that PTI has already clear majority in KP assembly and has no need of making an alliance with any political party.

The provincial information minister also said that PTI will never include any of the BAP MPA in the provincial cabinet. He added that though BAP is in Alliance with the PTI in Balochistan but in KP, PTI wouldn’t like to make an alliance with them.

Yousafzai added that after the election in tribal districts, the PTI government plans to expend KP cabinet and give representation to Tribal MPAs. He rejected the allegations of opposition political parties and claimed that the PTI government had adopted a complete impartial position during the whole election process in tribal districts election.

He also defended the Bus Rapid transit (BRT) project saying that the project has been completed with far less amount than other such projects in the country. Replying to a question regarding defamation notice served to him by the Awami National Party party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, Yousafzai said that before giving serving him a notice, Asfandyar should first reply the allegations levelled against him by late Azam Khan Hoti.

Three newly-elected members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from tribal districts have announced to join BAP. The announcement was made at a meeting between the independent members and BAP leaders at Balochistan House in Islamabad last Friday. On the occasion, independent members Bilawal Afridi, Afridi and Abbasur Rehman announced to join the BAP.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal welcomed the new entrants into the party and hoped that they will work for the betterment of their areas.