KARACHI, March 17: Former Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal and BNP (Awami) leader Sardar Israrullah Zehri called on the former President of Pakistan and PPPP Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House today.
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and PPP Balochistan President Haji Ali Madad Jattak were present at the meeting.
Talking to the Baloch leaders, Asif Ali Zardari said that his Party has always struggled for the rights of the people of Balochistan and in last government started Aghaz Huqooq-e-Balochistan to heal the wounds of the province. Seventh NFC Award was another major steps towards enhancing the share of Balochistan province in the federal divisible pool, he added.
He said that genuine provincial rights can be safeguarded through the strengthening of democracy and pointed out that PPP gifted the provincial autonomy to the provinces under 18th amendment.
Asif Ali Zardari further stated that democratic forces in Balochistan should unite as the province has strategic importance which cannot be ignored.
Earlier, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal and Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri apprised the former President of Pakistan about the situation in Balochistan and shared their respective views over the developments.