Quetta (January 10, 2018): The governor of Balochistan has summoned an assembly session for January 13 to elect a new chief minister for the provincial cabinet.
After Nawab Sanaullah Zehri resigned from the position of chief minister on Tuesday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former premier Nawaz Sharif held a meeting where they decided the opposition would be offered to field their candidate for the vacated position in the provincial cabinet.
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Earlier, while talking to the media on Wednesday, leader of the opposition in the Balochistan Assembly, Maulana Abdul Wasay, said the government should unanimously bring in a candidate as the opposition would be a part of the government.The names that have surfaced for the position of the chief minister are Saleh Bhootani and Jan Mohammad Jamali. The former has also served as the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan in 2007.
Zehri’s decision had come after he was advised by the incumbent prime minister to resign in light of the no-confidence motion. According to sources, Abbasi advised the chief minister to resign to control the political situation in the province following his visit to Quetta.The prime minister has also taken notice of the role of provincial lawmakers for letting the situation come to its present stage.