BAP core committee also divided
File Photos of Senator Saeed Hashmi, MPAs Jan Muhammad Jamali and Nawabzada Tariq Magsi: Photos grabbed from google

BAP core committee also divided

Syed Ali Shah :

QUETTA: Core committee of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) was also divided into two groups prior to the fast-approaching no-confidence motion. Two members of the core committee including Senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi and Sardar Saleh Bhootani have launched a campaign to seek the support of lawmakers for the upcoming no-confidence motion.

A delegation of BAP lead by Senator Hashmi met the Chairman Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), Abdul Khaliq Hazara on Sunday. Sardar Saleh Bhootani, Zahoor Buledi, Speaker Qudoos Bizenjo, and others were also present on the occasion. Mr. Buledi took to Twitter and announced the delegation’s meeting with a key ally in the Balochistan government.

However, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, one of the key core committee members has announced to support Jam Kamal Khan, the Chief Minister during voting. Governor Balochistan, Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha has convened the provincial assembly session on October 20th.

Jan Jamali is yet to make a formal announcement

Jan Muhammad Jamali, the fourth member of the core committee is yet to make a formal announcement regarding his support. Although, Mr. Jamali addressed a press conference the other day and asked both factions of the ruling party to exercise restrain in the interest of party and province.

Nawabzada Magsi was one of the four core committee members that endorsed the resignation of CM Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan. However, the CM has withdrawn his decision later.

One party two presidents complicated crisis

One party, two presidents have made the crisis further complicated within the ruling party. The BAP founder Senator Hashmi declared Zahoor Buledi as the acting president after CM Jam Kamal resigned.

The joint opposition has already announced to support the no-confidence motion against CM Balochistan. The CM also held meetings with JUI (F) Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi to seek his support in the upcoming motion.

Jam Kamal is required to get 33 votes in the house of 65 in the Balochistan Assembly to maintain his position. The battle appears to be tough as the ruling coalition has also been making hectic efforts to break some of the angry members prior to the voting. So far, the deadlock exists within the ruling party as both sides continue to campaign against each other.

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