Baloch leader Akhtar Mengal likely to come back today

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP) chief Nawab Akhtar Mengal will fly to Karachi from Dubai on Monday (today), sources quoted as saying.

BNP leader Dr Jehanzaib Jalamdini said that Mr Mengal would arrive at the Karachi airport from where he would be brought to his residence in procession.

Balochistan caretaker Chief Minister Nawab Ghaus Bux Khan Barozai telephoned the Baloch leader. He told Mengal that he wanted all the political parties to contest general election so that people could elect their representatives.

The chief minister said that establishing peace and restoration of trust of political circles were his priorities.

According to reports, during the talk it was decided that Akhtar Mangal would meet the chief minister to discuss political affairs upon his arrival.

He remained in exile in the tenure of General Musharraf.

Sardar Akhtar Mengal is returning to Pakistan after remaining under a long treatment at an American Hospital in Dubai for effects of poisonous substances and will reach Karachi on March 25th, where he will be warmly welcomed.