‘Estranged’ PTI MPAs to mull no-trust motion against Balochistan CM

By: News Desk      Published: 02:53 PM, 19 May, 2021
PTI rebels in Balochistan
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Balochistan Assembly (BA) Speaker Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo and disgruntled members of the provincial cabinet have decided to convene a meeting in the ongoing week to discuss the situation, arising out of the resignations of some of the cabinet members and how to bring no-trust motion against Chief Minister Jam Kamal in the assembly, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Quoting sources, the TV channel reported that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Parliamentary Leader in the provincial assembly Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Saleh Bhotani, other ‘angry’ ministers and members of the assembly will attend the meeting.

The sources further disclosed that a committee would also be constituted at the meeting to reach out to opposition parties so that the no-confidence motion could become a success.

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Earlier, 24News TV channel reported that differences in Balochistan cabinet had reached a point of no return and the Balochistan Assembly Speaker and four provincial ministers had in principle decided to tender their resignations in a few days. 

Balochistan Speaker Abdul Quddus Bizengo and four ministers including Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind and Zahoor Baledi would announce their resignation from the cabinet.

Speaker Balochistan Assembly and other ministers had decided not to go with Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan anymore.

The annoyed Speaker and the ministers claimed that Jam Kamal had continued a series of political reprisals against them and the party so they couldn’t support him in any case.

On the other hand, Balochistan CM Jam Kamal accused the Speaker of discriminating against treasury benches and giving more time to the opposition.

It’s pertinent to mention here that Balochistan CM had removed Saleh Bhotani, the provincial minister for local government from his position over a week ago.

Reporter Sagheer Chaudhry