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Newly Elected CM Balochistan Bizenjo, Cabinet Sworn in

Quetta (January 13, 2018): The newly elected Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and his 14-member cabinet took oath in a ceremony held at governor House.

The Governor Balochistan Khan Muhammad Achakzai administered the oath.

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Sarfraz Bugti, Saleh Bhutani, Changese Mari, Rahit Jamali, Ghulam Dasgir, Tahir Mehmood, Prince Ahmed Ali, Manzoor Kakar, Mehmood Akbar Askani, Asim Kurd Rind among the 14 ministers who took the oath.

Balochistan Cabinet Members and their Portfolio

Mir Sarfraz Bugti                   Home Minister

Prince Ahmed Ali                   Science and Information

Rahat Jamali                             Labour and Power

Amir Rind                                    S&G A

Ghulam Dastgir                         Local Government

Sheikh Jaffer Manodkhel     Agriculture

Majid Abro                                   Health

Asid Kurd                                     C&W

Syed Raza                                      Law

Manzoor Kakar                         Revenue

Anwarul Haq  Kakar              Adviser for Information

Dr Ruqya                                     Adviser to Finance

Amanullah Notezai                 Adviser PHE

Earlier,  in the day The Balochistan Assembly elected Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo the new chief minister of the province, days after former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri stepped down ahead of a no-confidence motion against him.

Provincial Assembly Speaker Raheela Durrani announced result of the voting a short while ago.

Abdul Quddus Bizenjo bagged 41 votes while his contestant Syed Agha Liaquat Ali got 13 votes.

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The election took place amid beefed up security in and around the assembly building.

The contest was held between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid candidate Bizenjo and Pashtunkhuwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) member Agha Liaquat.

Another PkMap candidate member Abdul Rahim Ziyaratwal, who had also filed his nominations, had withdrawn from the race.Following the in-house election, the new leader of the house will take oath of his office at 5 pm.

Bizenjo, besides his party, had the complete support of disgruntled members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl).

Bizenjo belongs to the troubled Awaran district of Balochistan and was elected on a PML-Q ticket during general elections 2013. He won the seat, obtaining only 544 of the 57,666 registered votes in the constituency as turnout was an abysmal 1.18 per cent since the separatists had called for a boycott of the elections.

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