Balochistan CM terms resignation reports as ‘rumours’

Media reports claim Jam Kamal Khan has sent his resignation to the governor

News Desk October 23, 2021

Amid the deepening political crisis in Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has denied reports that he has resigned from the post of chief minister.

“I have not resigned and such rumors may not spread,” he clarified on his official Twitter handle amid the media reported that Jam Kamal had sent his resignation to the Balochistan governor.

The disgruntled members of the Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday tabled a no-confidence motion against the chief minister.

The motion, backed by 33 of the 65 provincial assembly members, was moved by Food Minister and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Abdul Rehman Khetran.

Also read: Four ‘missing’ BAP MPAs come to the fore

On Friday, CM Kamal claimed that he had support of majority members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) and he will foil opposition and ruling party disgruntled members bid to remove him through a no-trust motion.

“Alhamdulillah we all are 41 as coalition(BAP, PTI, ANP, HDP, JWP, PPP, Azad, BNP-A) And out of this 41 members 80% stands with us Why do we count opposition as part of this coalition. if they stick to this policy then they should announce themselves as part of opposition too,” he said in a tweet.

Four Balochistan Assembly members, who were presumed ‘missing’ after they skipped an assembly session earlier this week when the no-confidence motion against the chief minister was tabled, surfaced in Islamabad late Friday night and denied the “rumours” about their “detention”.

The MPAs, Akbar Askani, Bushra Rind, Laila Tareen and Mahjabeen Shirani, all belonging to the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), announced in a video message that they would be reaching Quetta on Saturday (today) and reiterated their support for the no-confidence motion.

In the video, Askani said that some friends “spread rumours which I strongly deny”. He added that he had come to Islamabad for some work. “I am with [Balochistan] Speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and am arriving in Quetta today. Today we are joining our group,” he said.


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