Suspended Balochistan chief minister tenders resignation

Published: February 5, 2013

Raisani has been suspended since the government imposed governor rule in Balochistan following demands from the people. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS/FILE

Suspended chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani sent his resignation to Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani on Tuesday, Express News reported.

Sources told Express News that government and opposition parties of the Balochistan assembly were protesting against the imposition of governor rule and suspension of the assemblies. Some quarters in the government though had reportedly proposed that if Riasani resigns as chief minsiter, the government will restore the assemblies and a new leader of the house could be elected.

In view of this, Raisani reportedly sent his resignation to regional Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazal chief Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani. Shirani’s party had initiated talks with with political parties for support to vote against the governor’s rule, calling it an undemocratic step of the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government.

The federal government had invoked imposed governor rule in mid January after terrorists executed multiple bomb blasts in capital Quetta, killing over 100 people in a single day in what was the single bloodiest day of terror in the country.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Aijaz Haider
    Feb 5, 2013 - 9:12PM

    A sane decision by Mr.Raisani.

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  • H. Khan
    Feb 5, 2013 - 9:22PM

    He should have resigned three years ago
    A good example of BAD governance
    64 ministers out of assembly of 65 members. Wah saen wah

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 5, 2013 - 9:33PM

    He will always be remembered in the history of Pakistan.

    Hw was the one who first said about educational degree: “Degree Degree Hoti Hai, Chahe, Asli Ho Ya Jaali”. (Degree is a Degree, whether it is an original one or fake).

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  • sensible
    Feb 5, 2013 - 9:34PM

    They better check the resignation, it might be fake! you never know with this man.

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  • Rahim
    Feb 5, 2013 - 9:40PM

    Good, should have done this before, not a credible person. Made me laugh when he said “A university degree is a degree no matter how you acquire it” what a fool.

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  • Parvez
    Feb 5, 2013 - 11:35PM

    Has he returned to Pakistan ?……………

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  • Elephant
    Feb 6, 2013 - 12:38AM

    Send him some tissue boxes . . . silly b@27@rd

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  • XAK
    Feb 6, 2013 - 12:47AM

    BAD NEWS…..now we will have a new corrupt leader of the house most probably from jui(f)…the moulana’s fight for democracy is only for the funds that they would be filling their pockets with……after a month of governor’s rule which infact was excellent for balochistan as for the first time in the past five years we saw a better law and order situation and parts of the government bodies functioning to perform well we will be heading back to chaos….

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  • Sam
    Feb 6, 2013 - 1:17AM

    He should be tried in course for his super incompetence ability.

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  • A. Khan
    Feb 6, 2013 - 1:29AM

    Good riddance to this jahil. Let’s hope people of Balochistan see through their kabaili “leaders” and vote in some educated Baloch in next elections.

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