Balochistan home minister Sarfaraz Bugti decides to resign

Fisheries minister Sardar Sarfraz Domki also likely to resign following no-confidence motion against Balochistan CM

News Desk January 02, 2018
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti addresses a press conference in Quetta in August 2, 2015. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

Balochistan home minister Sarfaraz Bugti has decided to resign from his post, hours after members of the provincial assembly submitted a 'no confidence' motion against chief minister Sanaullah Zehri on Tuesday.

Besides, provincial fisheries minister Sardar Sarfraz Domki is also likely to submit his resignation, Express News reported.

The no-confidence motion, signed by 14 members, was submitted to Balochistan Assembly earlier in the day.

Talking to reporters, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said their problems had not been addressed despite the fact that they had unconditionally supported the chief minister.

Balochistan making strident economic, social progress: Zehri

Apparently, tensions within the provincial government have been increasing over the past few days, where 53 of the 65 lawmakers are part of a coalition government

According to reports, a dispute related to the release of development funds in the election year, as well as a decision regarding the appointment of the deputy speaker in the house have caused a rift within the coalition.

Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), National Party, PML-Q, JUI-F and MWM are the coalition partners of the government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).


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