BAP nominates Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as CM Balochistan

BAP nominates Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as CM Balochistan

Syed Ali Shah :

QUETTA: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has nominated Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as its candidate for the slot of Chief Minister. Speaking at a news conference, BAP acting president Zahoor Buledi announced the nomination of Mr. Bizenjo as the leader of the house on Wednesday night.

Mr. Bizenjo’s nomination has come two days after the resignation of Jam Kamal Khan as the Chief Minister of Balochistan. Jam Kamal stepped down following serious differences within the ruling BAP. The party’s core committee was also divided into two groups.

Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrai, federal defense minister, Pervez Khattak, and others were also present on the occasion. However, former home minister Mir Ziaullah Langove, Mitha Khan Kakar, and others also endorsed the nomination of Mr. Bizenjo.

Jan Jamali nominated for the slot of speaker BA

Mr. Buledi also informed that former chief minister, Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali would be the new speaker of the Balochistan Assembly. Mr. Jamali has also served as the speaker of BA.

“Bizenjo is a consensus candidate”, Sadiq Sanjrani told reporters. He said former chief minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan also played a very positive role in strengthening the party and bringing an end to the political crisis.

A key component party in the Balochistan government, the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) also endorsed the nomination of Mr. Bizenjo as the CM of the province. However, the party’s parliamentary leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind was not present on the occasion of the press conference.

Quddus Bizenjo to be the 17th CM of Balochistan

Quddus Bizenjo belongs to Balochistan’s most backward district of Awaran. He had sworn in as the Chief Minister of Balochistan on January 13th, 2018 after the forced resignation of Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, the then Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader. He remained CM for six months.

Mr. Bizenjo remained livestock minister in the cabinet of late Jam Muhammad Yousaf from 2002 to 2008. He had also served as the deputy speaker during the coalition government of PML (N), Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), and National Party after the 2013 general elections.

Mr. Bizenjo has been the Speaker of the BA after the 2018 general elections.

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