Sanjrani in Quetta to sort out BAP problems

Move comes after opposition table no-confidence motion against Balochistan CM Jam Kamal


Mohammad Zafar September 17, 2021
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani calls on Balochistan CM Jam Kamal at his house in Quetta. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA:

Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has reached Quetta on a mission to resolve differences within the ruling Balochistan Awami Party.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the Senate chairman reached Quetta on Thursday in a special plane along with BAP General Secretary Senator Manzoor Kakar, Senator Sarfraz Bugti, Senator Ahmed Khan, Member National Assembly Nawabzada Khalid Magsi, Member National Assembly Sardar Israr Tareen and others.

Chairman Sanjrani reached the residence of Balochistan Assembly Speaker to meet Mir Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo, where he informed reporters that a meeting will also be held with the disgruntled members of the party before meeting Chief Minister Jam Kamal.

“Balochistan Awami Party is our party. All senior colleagues are together and are consulting. Whatever decision is taken, we will sit together and this decision will be in favor of Balochistan,” he said, adding that we will convince the angry members when the intention to sort out things is clear enough.

In response to a question, he said, “BAP is our party. No one has called me. I have come myself. It is our responsibility to keep the party together. We will meet the angry members at home.”

However, sources said that during the meetings held on Thursday, the chairman of the Senate failed to appease the angry members of BAP.

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Speaker Bizenjo said the no-confidence motion has been brought by the opposition and he being the custodian of the House has to entertain it at any cost.

Provincial Food Minister Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran highlighted that it is the right of the opposition to bring a no-confidence motion. However, he termed the disagreements in the BAP a domestic issue.

“No-confidence motion is the right of non-opposition. The differences of the party are an internal issue. There can be resentments, but there is no forward bloc in BAP at present,” Khetran added. “According to tribal traditions in the province, they respect each other. CM Jam Kamal is a respectable man and everything can be resolved. No final decision has been reached yet.”

Balochistan National Party parliamentary leader Malik Naseer Ahmad Shahwani said he wants to dismiss the incumbent chief minister in an honorable manner.

“If the Chief Minister loses the numerical majority, then he should resign. There is an excessive majority to make the no-confidence motion a success,” he said.” We want the chief minister to be honorably dismissed. If the chief minister has lost the majority, he should resign himself.”

Shahwani further said, “We are political people. We can talk but we make our own decisions. The chief minister is incompetent and this is why his own people are angry with him. The provincial chief executive has completely failed.”

Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2021.

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