Opposition to back PML-N candidate in Balochistan

Will not be part of govt; assembly session convened on Jan 13

Mohammad Zafar January 11, 2018
The Balochistan Assembly. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: The Governor Balochistan has summoned the provincial assembly session on January 13 for the election of new leader of house after the resignation of Nawab Sanaullah Zehri.

Earlier speaker Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday asked Governor Balochistan to call provincial assembly session for electing new leader of the house.

The speaker under Article 109 (A) of the constitution used the authority to ask governor on calling session of the assembly.

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The new leader of the house will be elected under the Article 4 (130) in the upcoming session.

Meanwhile, the opposition parties in the Balochistan Assembly unanimously declared that they would not become part of the future government.

Addressing a joint press conference the opposition said they would support any agreed candidate from the PML-N for the post of chief minister.

The press conference was addressed by Maulana Abdul Wasay, Leader of Opposition in the Balochistan Assembly, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the BNP President, Zamruk Khan Piralizai, Parliamentary leader of the ANP and Syed Ehsan Shah of the BNP (Awami).

“We are in the opposition and will continue to play the role of opposition in the assembly and will not be joining any government set-up,” Maulana Abdul Wasay said.

He rejected the perception that the no confidence motion was meant to postpone or inordinately delay the scheduled senate elections. “Those rumours were meant to defeat the no confidence motion,” the opposition leader said.

He said that combined opposition had convened a meeting in which it was unanimously decided not to become part of the future Government, while remaining in the opposition they would support the joint and agreed candidate from the PML-N.

“We kept our friends in media informed so that there should be no misunderstanding on this issue,” Maulana Wasay said.

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Sardar Akhtar Mengal said that the Opposition parties had unanimously decided not to become part of the future government set-up.

When asked about completing the constitutional tenure of the government, Mengal said that opposition hoped that the government would complete its constitutional tenure and remain in power until elections are called.

ANP’s Engineer Zamruk Khan said that a propaganda campaign was launched to sabotage the scheduled senate elections and it was unfair and unwarranted.

He said that opposition parties would never support any unconstitutional act and it would be opposed.

Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Mufti Gulab, Mufti Mahazullah, Abdul Malik Kakar, Abdul Rehman Dhummar, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi and Usman Badini were also present.


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