PPP Balochistan declares provincial government unconstitutional

Published: November 13, 2012

Decision was taken during PPP provincial council meeting. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

QUETTA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Balochistan chapter has declared the current provincial government unconstitutional, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the PPP provincial council.

The step follows the Supreme Court’s interim order which stated that the Balochistan government failed in maintaining the law and order situation and protecting the lives and properties of its people, which is the principal constitutional responsibility of any set-up. The apex court had also sought a report from the federal government on how the provincial government was still operating.

During the PPP provincial council meeting, party members and office bearers criticised the Balochistan government, particularly Governor Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi, for its incompetency.

Vote of confidence

In the wake of the order which declared that the provincial government lacked authority, Governor Magsi summoned the provincial assembly session for November 13, to win a fresh vote of confidence from the house.

However, Magsi left Quetta for a foreign trip, according to a senior official – although an official spokesperson for the governor told The Express Tribune that he had gone to Karachi and that he was not aware as to how long the governor will be away and whether he was going on a foreign trip.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • tariq
    Nov 13, 2012 - 4:37PM

    One nawab will go and an other nawab will come.nothing will change.these nawab and sardar are all criminal and reall enemy of bloch.

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  • whab
    Nov 13, 2012 - 4:42PM

    such crisis and governor had to go to a foreign trip?

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  • Jibran
    Nov 13, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Just read this passage from the above news item, and judge how incredible the writer of this excerpt is. The connection between the two paragraphs is beyond me.

    Vote of confidence
    In the wake of the order which declared that the provincial government lacked authority, Governor Magsi summoned the provincial assembly session for November 13, to win a fresh vote of confidence from the house.
    However, Magsi left Quetta for a foreign trip, according to a senior official – although an official spokesperson for the governor told The Express Tribune that he had gone to Karachi and that he was not aware as to how long the governor will be away and whether he was going on a foreign trip.

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  • Something Clever
    Nov 13, 2012 - 6:36PM

    So he wants peoples confidence vote but he ditched the very session he called for without even a slight notification.

    That should be political suicide. It’s almost saying “If you were going to vote yes, I’ll show you how stupid you are for it.”

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Nov 16, 2012 - 10:14PM

    “a degree is a degree, whethere original or fake”.
    Similarly, a govt is a govt, whether constitutional or unconstitutional !

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