With Zehri set to take charge, Abdul Malik resigns as Balochistan CM

Published: December 23, 2015


QUETTA: In line with Murree agreement, Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch resigned from his post on Wednesday.

The resignation, which was tendered after a meeting with Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, follows Nawaz Sharif’s decision to make Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, the provincial president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), as the next chief minister of Balochistan for the remaining tenure.

The Murree agreement was signed by the PML-N, PkMAP and National Party on June 4, 2013. According to the deal, the slots of three advisers to the CM and eight ministers in the Balochistan cabinet were given to the PML-N.

Balochistan CM Dr Abdul Malik Baloch to submit resignation today

As per the accord, the NP received chief minister position for a two and a half year term and a reasonable share in the cabinet, while the PkMAP got the governorship and ministries.

Alongside Baloch, Deputy Speaker of Balochistan Assembly Abdul Qudoos Bizinjo also resigned from his post at the Assembly Secretariat.

All parties on the same page: Zehri

Talking to The Express Tribune, Bizinjo said he resigned from the post of deputy speaker due to personal reasons.

Seats of speaker and deputy speaker of Balochistan Assembly are now vacant.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • MSH
    Dec 23, 2015 - 8:42PM

    I Salute to Dr Malik..Let hope and pray Mr Raisani is not back.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Dec 23, 2015 - 10:07PM


  • Raisani
    Dec 24, 2015 - 12:42AM

    Our politicians have made this country’s constitution a joke. It’s like a musical chair game. Is this how countries and states are governed on a deal that u take half term n i will take rest? What these corrupt politicians have made our country? It’s not fiefdom of these thugs that they will play however they want. Recommend

  • Romm
    Dec 24, 2015 - 4:12AM

    Bad News for Pakistan Recommend

  • Zahid
    Dec 24, 2015 - 5:36AM

    That’s not good idea Dr. Malik should cont. Full tenure now baluchistan will face serious problems
    Nawaz should take action that is not good sign people of Balouhistan Malik is good personRecommend

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