Kamal says he doesn’t care about opposition no-trust motion

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Our Correspondent
Balochistan

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal on Wednesday said he doesn’t care about the opposition’s motion of no confidence. In his tweet, Balochistan CM said for him it is important that his allies are with him. “The day, I, lose the support of my party and coalition, will leave the CM slot by myself.”

Earlier, opposition lawmakers in Balochistan had submitted a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Jam Kamal demanding him to seek confidence from the assembly within seven days.

16 members of the opposition parties in the provincial assembly submitted the no-confidence motion with the secretary of the assembly.

The opposition will need a simple majority of 33 members of provincial assembly (MPAs) to win the no-confidence motion against Balochistan CM. At present, the Balochistan Assembly has 42 members in the ruling coalition and 23 in the opposition.

The opposition parties have summoned a joint consultative session to ensure success of the no-confidence motion.

The government has also decided to convene a joint consultative meeting with Chief Minister Jam Kamal in chair.

“The members of ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and its allied parties lawmakers will attend the meeting and express their confidence over the chief minister,” government circles said.

The opposition will need a simple majority of 33 members of the provincial assembly to win the no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister.

 

At present, the ruling coalition have 42 members in Balochistan Assembly, while the opposition parties have a strength of 23 lawmakers.

In 2018, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri had to step down from his office after no-trust move against him in the provincial assembly.

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