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Kamal, Bizinjo Nominated For CM, Speaker Balochistan Slots

Quetta (August 04, 2018): Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has nominated the names for Chief Minister Balochistan and Speaker Balochistan Assembly after a consultative meeting on Friday evening.

According to the details, Balochistan Awami Party has announced Jam Kamal Khan as Chief Minister of Balochistan and Abdul Quddus Bizinjo as Speaker of Balochistan Provincial Assembly in BAP meeting.

Talking to media in Provincial Capital Quetta after finalizing the names, Jam Kamal Khan and Manzoor Kakar said that all the decisions have been made in a democratic way in consensus meeting.

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“We have taken decision for the people of Balochistan. Every decision was taken in a democratic manner,” said Manzoor Kakar, BAP general secretary, at a press conference in Quetta.

Kakar said that Jan Mohammad Jamali withdrew his name for the post of Balochistan Assembly speaker. “We will consult with other parties for deputy speaker,” he said.

Speaking to media, Jam Kamal Khan said his party has secured a majority in the province, but it wants to take along other parties as well.“We have invited JUI-F and BNP for government formation in the Balochistan,” he said.

“We will improve the province through good governance in the currently available budget. We will take Balochistan’s due rights from the federation.”

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind claimed on Thursday that the party has decided to form a coalition government with the help of Balochistan Awami Party in the province.

The PTI Balochistan chapter chief’s statements came after temporary fallout over the name of the chief minister Balochistan.“BAP will support us in the National Assembly, we will support it in the provincial,” said the PTI leader.

“It is BAP’s right to select a chief minister,” said Rind. “The BAP also has a right to decide whether it should include us in the cabinet or not,” he added.

BAP leader Jam Kamal said that in a democracy there are disagreements and they can be resolved.

On Wednesday, PTI Balochistan leaders had expressed their displeasure over party stalwart Jahangir Tareen naming BAP’s Jam Kamal as the next chief minister of Balochistan.

Sources said that the PTI’s Balochistan wing was unhappy with the steps taken by Tareen, adding that party chief Imran Khan had resolved the issue during a meeting between PTI and BAP leaders.In the meeting, Imran had delegated the right to PTI Balochistan president Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind and Jam Kamal to make decisions regarding the province.

In a press conference held on Tuesday, Kamal’s candidacy for the CM role was endorsed by PTI leader Jahangir Tareen. “The party has nominated Jam Kamal sahib and the PTI fully supports him as the candidate for Balochistan CM,” he had said.

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However, Kamal’s emergence as the front-runner for the top ministerial job in the province does not appear to sit well with former Balochistan CM Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Jan Jamali.

When asked about PTI’s endorsement of Kamal, Bizenjo did not openly oppose it but said: “We created BAP in order to make decisions in Quetta rather than Bani Gala.”

Aside from friction within BAP, the “sudden nomination” of Kamal also seemed to strike a chord with the PTI Balochistan chapter.dontmindBAP managed to secure four of the 272 seats in the National Assembly, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan, and emerged as the largest party in Balochistan with 15 provincial assembly seats.

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