Nawaz nominates Abdul Malik Baloch for Balochistan CM

PML-N says provincial governor will be from the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party.


Ferya Ilyas June 02, 2013
Dr Malik Baloch. PHOTO: FILE

MURREE: Following an hours long meeting between the coalition partners in Balochistan on Sunday, National Party (NP) President Dr Abdul Malik Baloch was nominated for the slot of provincial chief minister.

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif made the announcement during a joint press conference in Murree.

Nawaz further said that the governor for Balochistan will be from the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP).

The PML-N, despite having most seats in the provincial assembly, gave both the major slots to NP and PkMAP.

While speaking to the media, the PML-N chief said for him, “this is not a fight for power but for values.”

Today’s meeting brought the deadlock over the joint selection of a suitable candidate as the next provincial chief minister to an end.

PkMAP and NP had not directly opposed PML-N’s Balochistan chapter president Sardar Sanaullah Zehri bid for the post, but had specifically told Nawaz’s party officials that those leaders ‘known for their corrupt practices should not be nominated as the future chief minister’.

Earlier, a petition - co-signed by 172 organisations and individuals - along with two consortiums with 220-member organisations, demanded that Baloch be made the next chief minister of Balochistan.

To restore peace in Balochistan, petitioners said, it is important to hand over the reins of government to a person who is trustworthy.

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COMMENTS (48)

Ali Baloch | 7 years ago | Reply

When I read the comments of "patriotic" and "educated" Pakistanis I can't help but chuckle. According to you all, this man with his 544 votes has the power and the clout to tame the demon of separatism dream on!!!

aaaaa | 7 years ago | Reply

@Asim:

freedom of speech hasn't got anything to do with respecting other people's opinions. If that was the case, we should also respect Ludhianvi's opinion that all shias should be killed, or the TTP's opinion on alot of other sects as well, and the SSP's opinion that shias and ahmedis are legit targets. do you see where im going with this? The down side of freedom of speech is demonstrated perfectly in the comment i was replying to. And im afraid that the facts are on my side. The PMLN does have the most votes in Balochistan. Or do you have such a short concentration span that you've already forgotten it.

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