Jam Kamal lost majority in Balochistan Assembly: claims opposition

Opposition asks Governor to convene assembly session and ask CM to seek vote of confidence

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Jam Kamal lost majority in Balochistan Assembly: claims opposition

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: Joint opposition has demanded of Governor Balochistan to convene the assembly session and ask Chief Minister Jam Kamal to seek a vote of confidence. “The CM has lost the majority in the house”, the opposition leader, Malik Sikandar Khan Advocate told a hurriedly called press conference on Saturday evening. The opposition’s demand come after eleven members of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) parted their ways with CM Balochistan.

Other opposition lawmakers including Malik Naseer Shahwani, Sanaullah Baloch, and others were also present on the occasion.

Governor asked to convene the Balochistan Assembly session

The Governor should convene the meeting tomorrow and ask the CM to get a vote of confidence, the opposition leader demanded. The Spokesman Government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani strongly rejected the opposition’s demand and said that the incumbent CM still enjoys the support of all lawmakers.

“The CM has confessed that only 24 members support him”, Malik Naseer Shahwani said. He noted that the CM requires 33 members constitutionally.

The opposition leader however stated that the main coalition partner Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) has also announced that it would support a Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate who enjoys the support of the majority.

CM refuses to step down despite demands 

Chief Minister Jam Kamal has repeatedly rejected the demand for resignation by the BAP angry members and opposition parties. The CM invited all coalition partners including the Awami National Party (ANP), Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP), PTI, and Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) at a luncheon on Saturday. All the lawmakers also posed for a photo with the CM to express solidarity with him.

The BAP angry members also held consultative meetings to discuss the prevailing unfolding political events in the province. Serious differences erupted within the ruling party after the opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against CM Jam Kamal on September 16.

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