A coin toss to decide the fate of woman reserved seat between PTI, BNP

A coin toss to decide the fate of woman reserved seat between PTI, BNP
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ISLAMABAD - ECP to decide the fate of reserved seat for women in the Balochistan Assembly between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Balochistan National Party (BNP) on a coin toss, media reports said.

According to details, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notification on 10 of the 11 seats reserved for minority and women in the Balochistan Assembly while the decision on one of the seats is yet to be made.

The two parties will carry out a coin toss to decide who gets the seat, the commission said.

On August 10, the BNP-Mengal announced support for the PTI at the Centre as the two parties inked a six-point momentum to solidify their alliance. Senior members of both parties met in Quetta late Thursday morning and agreed on the points put forth by the BNP-M. The party then announced its support for a PTI-led govt in Centre.

The BNP-M has four seats in the National Assembly and would be allotted one NA seat for reserved women. The party announced support to the PTI with five seats in hand. In total, the PTI now has 179 seats whereas the simple majority can be achieved through the support of 172 seats.

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