ISLAMABAD - After JUI-F and BNP-Awami, the two coalition partners in the former Balochistan government, Awami National Party (ANP) has now come forward demanding an early end to the governor’s rule in the province. Talking to media people outside the Parliament House on Monday, senators Afrasiab Khattak, Zahid Khan and Daud Khan urged the Centre to give the provincial assembly its constitutional right to decide the future of the province. They said the governor’s rule was not a tribal warfare which could continue for 100 years. Afrasiab Khattak said a consultative meeting of ANP was held under the chairmanship of Asfandyar Wali while Balochistan party leadership was also consulted. He said the meeting also demanded an end to the governor’s rule. He contended situation in Balochistan was totally different now because when the governor’s rule was imposed, there was a crisis and it was feared that it would engulf the entire country. The senators said ANP would welcome dialogue with Taliban at any level and by any party, including JUI-F, Jamaat-e-Islami and PML-N as they wanted peace. 

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 05-Feb-2013 here.