Angry BAP ministers halt official activities
Syed Ali Shah:
QUETTA: Angry Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) ministers, advisers, and parliamentary secretaries have halted official activities as a protest against Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan. “Our minister is not coming to the office and refused to sign files”, a senior bureaucrat told Quetta Voice. He requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
This act on the part of disgruntled lawmakers has severely affected routine official work in civil secretariat Balochistan. “Currently, we are clueless, what will happen”, the senior officer said. Scores of people are coming to the secretariat for solutions to their issues from far-flung areas of Balochistan. However, they go back in frustration after waiting for hours for the angry ministers, he said. “Where can we go, there is no minister to address our grievances”, Sirajuddin, a resident of Mastung said. He was waiting outside a minister’s office to seek a job for his son.
Over a dozen ruling legislators revolted against their CM
Over a dozen ruling party legislators demanded the resignation of the incumbent chief executive of the province. “We have decided in principle not to perform official duties”, one of the disgruntled ministers told Quetta Voice.
Chairman Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani, Senator Sarfaraz Bugti, Senator Manzoor Kakar held a series of meetings with angry members to break the deadlock. However, they failed to break the deadlock between the CM and the angry members. The Chairman Senate and other lawmakers went back to Islamabad without reaching a consensus here.
Bizenjo, Buledi, Bhootani, Khetran, Lehri among the disgruntled members
The disgruntled members include speaker Balochistan Assembly Qudoos Bizenjo, finance minister, Mir Zahoor Buledi, Sardar Saleh Bhootani, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Bushra Rind, Muhammad Khan Lehri, Sikandar Umrani, Lala Rasheed, Mahjabeen Sheran, Akbar Askani, and others.
Sources in the ruling party said that the party’s high command has given two weeks’ time to the CM to convince the angry members. Despite repeated attempts, the CM’s reconciliatory committee has not been able to make the breakthrough and end the deadlock.
Provincial ministers Saleem Khoso, Mir Ziaullah Langove, Arif Jan Muhammad Hassani stood by CM Jam Kamal during the political battle.