Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement

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The Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM) is an alliance of several nationalist parties in Pakistan: Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party, Awami Tehreek, Balochistan National Movement, Pakhtun-khwa Milli Awami Party, Seraiki movement, etc.

Prominent Leaders of PONAM are Sardar Ataullah Mengal, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Rasool Bux Palijo, Dr. Qadir Magsi, Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah and other Sindhi, Baluch, Pashtun and Seraiki ethnic nationalists. Although it is not a political party, but a grouping of ethnic nationalist parties, they support each other's candidates in election. They constitute a large group in Balochistan provisional assembly, where they have won a total of ten out of sixty-six seats. It is present in Sindh as well, but is more popular in Balochistan.