Bizenjo to be elected new Balochistan CM unopposed


QUETTA – Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo would be elected as new chief minister of Balochistan on Friday as no rival candidate has filed nomination papers for the post.

Members of the provincial assembly jointly submitted the documents of Bizenjo for the chief minister’s position.

Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Musakhel said that five nomination papers were submitted to the assembly secretariat within the given time period.

“All five papers nominated Bizenjo as the new chief minister, and were found to be valid after scrutiny,” he said, adding that Bizenjo was the only candidate for the post of the chief executive.

Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha has summoned a session of the assembly on Oct 29 (Friday) for the election of the new leader of the house and its speaker.

BAP has nominated Bizenjo as chief minister and Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali for post of speaker, which fell vacant after the former had resigned.

Talking to media after submitting nomination papers, BAP spokesperson Abdul Rehman Khetran said that Bizenjo as new chief minister will be within the reach of common citizen.

Meanwhile, Bizenjo vowed to play role for the uplift of the province and thanked outgoing chief minister for giving resignation in order to save the party.

Alyani, in a statement, said that the BAP “stands together and firm on all consensus decisions”.

“Our differences were before my resignation, but not after that. The party has no groupings and we all stand as one […] my good wishes for Bizenjo and Jamali,” he said.

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