Balochistan Governor to meet PM over no-confidence motion against Kamal: sources

Web Desk BOL News

12th Oct, 2021. 02:26 pm
Balochistan Governor in Islamabad to consult PM on no-confidence motion against CM

ISLAMABAD: A meeting between Balochistan Governor Zahoor Agha and Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected in the capital today (Tuesday) over the no-confidence motion against provincial Chief Minister Jam Kamal.

A few disgruntled lawmakers of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and their allies had submitted the no-trust motion against Balochistan CM on October 11 (Monday).

Governor Agha, who reached Islamabad yesterday on a special plane after the recent political development in Balochistan, is likely to call on PM Imran and other senior officials, sources privy to the matter told BOL News.

During the meetings, consultations regarding the no-confidence motion will be held. Governor Balochistan is also likely to be given important responsibilities to end the political crisis, said the same sources.

Political crisis in Balochistan

The no-trust motion against Kamal has the backing of 14 MPAs, including Kamal’s former finance minister Zahoor Buledi.

“We have submitted the motion with a majority. We urge the chief minister, once again, to resign,” Buledi had said on Monday. He had resigned as finance minister last week.

Speaking at a press conference, Buledi urged Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo to call a session for a vote on the no-confidence motion against CM Kamal.

Asad Baloch, another minister who had resigned with Buledi, claimed that Kamal had lost, adding ongoing political crisis has created many problems in the province.

Kamal vows not to resign

Minutes after the motion was submitted, provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani had reiterated that Kamal would not resign as he has the “support of the majority” of Balochistan Awami Party members and its allies.

The spokesperson repeated what the CM had said last week in a press conference after the opposition’s ultimatum had expired.

“Till I have the majority, I will not resign. Most of the Balochistan Awami Party members and allied parties are with me,” CM Kamal had claimed. However, he had admitted that some lawmakers were “unhappy” with his performance but claimed that they were a “minority”.

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