BA meets on 20th to take up no-trust move

BAP calls for resolving differences through consultation


Mohammad Zafar October 17, 2021
The Balochistan Assembly. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA:

The no-confidence motion submitted by disgruntled Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) lawmakers against Chief Minister Jam Kamal would be formally moved in the provincial assembly as the governor has called the august house session on October 20.

According to the official notification issued here on Saturday, Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha has signed the summary sent to him for convening the special assembly session after returning back to Quetta from Islamabad.

“The Balochistan Assembly session would be held on October 20 at 4 pm,” read the official notification, adding that the no-trust motion would be tabled in the house.

The no-trust motion, which was signed by 14 members of BAP, BNP-Awami, and one PTI member was handed to the secretary assembly on October 11 against the CM and demanded from him to step down from the office of the chief executive of the province to avoid the no-trust motion.

CM Kamal had rejected the demand of the disgruntled party members. “I will not resign from the CM office,” he had said in a presser, claiming that he was enjoying the support of the majority of the BAP and allied parties’ lawmakers.

However, the disgruntled group, which has the support of 15 MPAs, claims that they have the support of more than the required members for the success of a no-trust motion in the house of 65 members.

CM Kamal, who is also the BAP president, on Saturday issued a statement in reaction to the party’s statement of October 11. The CM has directed BAP General Secretary Manzoor Kakar to cancel the appointment of Zahoor Buledi as caretaker president of the party.

“The letters you have issued regarding the acting president and BAP spokesman are illegal,” read the letter. “You are directed to respect the constitution, by cancelling the said the letters,” it read.

Read CM Kamal denies resigning as BAP president

Meanwhile, the ruling party’s Central Organiser Jan Muhammad Jamali termed the outrage among the BAP parliamentary group as a “matter of grave concern”.

In a statement, he urged the parliamentary group to resolve their differences not only through mutual consultation but also by unanimously electing their parliamentary leader to save the party from “chaos and external strife.”

This statement was issued after a joint meeting of the central and divisional officials presided over by BAP chief organiser Mir Jan Mohammad Jamali. Central Secretary General Manzoor Khan Kakar and Central Organising Secretary Malik Khudabakhsh Langau were in attendance.

The participants of the meeting unanimously endorsed the nomination of Acting President Mir Zahoor Buledi to Secretary-General Manzoor Khan Kakar as a “timely and correct decision” in accordance with the party constitution and to “save the party from the crisis”.

The part will propose to convene a meeting of the general council as soon as possible, it read.

The participants of the meeting unanimously condemned the statement made by Senator Anwarul Haq Kakar on social media against the party founder Saeed Ahmed Hashmi.

Participants demanded from Zahoor Baledi, Secretary-General Manzoor Kakar that disciplinary action should be taken against the members and officials violating the party and to spread chaos in the party and harm the unity of the party.

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