Bhootani resigns as Balochistan minister

Observer Report

Weeks after Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani stripped Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhootani of portfolio of local government and rural development, he resigned as provincial minister on Friday.

Bhootani presented his resignation to the Balochistan governor, a spokesperson for the Governor’s House confirmed. He added the governor has accepted the resignation.

Addressing a press conference, the lawmaker alleged Balochistan had been deprived of uplift schemes due to Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani.

“We were first told that development schemes will be launched in the incumbent government’s first year in power but the second year has gone and the said schemes except one or two have not been launched yet,” he lamented.

Bhootani said he and his friends who are part of the government have not been given any share in the provincial budget for uplift schemes.

On May 3, the chief minister withdrew portfolio of local government and rural development from Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhootani.

A notification regarding the withdrawal of local government portfolio from Bhootani was issued. The notification said the portfolio would now be held by the chief minister.