QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly which met on Tuesday evening, reposed its faith in the chief ministership of Nawab Aslam Raisani.
A resolution was introduced in the assembly which sought to repose confidence in the leadership of Raisani. The resolution was subsequently voted on by members of the house who unanimously approved the resolution.
Speaking to the media afterwards, Raisani thanked all those who voted for him in the assembly and strongly condemned those who doubted a democratically elected assembly. He added that among those who voted for him included members of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim Leaque Quaid, Awami National Party, Baloch National Party, independents.
Asked about a plan of action, he said that he would consult other members and party workers before announcing a decision.
Raisani and his government have come under strict scrutiny recently at the Supreme Court which in overseeing a case on missing persons and state of security in the insurgency hit province had on October 12, declared that the provincial government had lost all authority.
The beleaguered chief minister who was seeking a vote of no confidence was dealt a blow on Monday when the acting governor first recalled a notification for holding Tuesday’s session before reverting the decision.
Then on Tuesday afternoon, the Balochistan chapter of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) declared that in wake of the Supreme Court’s order, the provincial government and the assembly were unconstitutional.
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