Dr Malik Baloch elected Balochistan CM unopposed

All parties decide to support Dr Abdul Malik Baloch for the post, formal announcement to be made tomorrow.

Web Desk June 08, 2013
Dr Abdul Malik Baloch. PHOTO: PPI/ FILE

QUETTA: Dr Abdul Malik Baloch was elected unopposed to the post of Balochistan chief minister on Saturday after no party nominated any candidate against him, reported Express News.

The formal announcement for the Balochistan CM post will be made tomorrow (Sunday) during a provincial assembly session at 11am. Baloch will take oath at the Governor House at 6pm tomorrow.

He was nominated by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (Pk-MAP), National Party (NP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), while other parties also decided to support him.

The deadline for submitting nomination papers for the post ended at 2pm today.

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

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


Fahad Raza | 10 years ago | Reply

That is excellent news. Wish Him all the best !!

ashar | 10 years ago | Reply Dr sahab, your time starts now
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