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Is Sardar Rind rejoining Balochistan cabinet?

Syed Ali Shah :

Legislators from the ruling Balochistan coalition government urged the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) Balochistan Chief, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind to withdraw his resignation. The government ministers called on Sardar Rind at his residence and demanded of him to rejoin the provincial cabinet.

The PTI Balochistan chief had announced resignation from the post of education minister Balochistan on June 24 this year. He had also submitted his resignation to Governor Balochistan.

“Sardar Rind is likely to withdraw his resignation”, one of the ministers who visited Sardar Rind’s residence told Quetta Voice. He requested anonymity. Sources close to Sardar Rind told this scribe, “decision to rejoin the cabinet would be made after consultation with close political friends”.

Sardar Rind had announced his resignation on June 24

Almost one and half months, Governor Balochistan is yet to accept the resignation of Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind. The new Governor, Syed Zahoor Agha belongs to the PTI.

Provincial ministers including Arif Jan Muhammad Hassani, Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Saleem Khan Khoso, Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Musakhail held a detailed meeting with Sardar Rind. They assured him that his grievances would be addressed on a priority basis.

Sardar Rind has always accused CM of bypassing him

Sardar Rind has always accused Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan of bypassing him in important official matters. In Senate elections, Sardar Rind fielded his son as a candidate in protest against CM Balochistan. However, subsequently, Jam Kamal succeeded in convincing Sardar Rind to withdraw his son in support of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate.

The PTI Balochistan head put a list of grievances before the visiting ministers. He lamented that PTI being the second-largest parliamentary group in the government was ignored in all important decisions making. However, the delegation assured on the part of CM Balochistan that his grievances would be addressed.

The government ministers will again meet Sardar Rind on Friday, sources in the provincial government said.

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