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Balochistan cabinet to take oath on November 7

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: New Balochistan cabinet would take oath on November 7 on Sunday. Governor Balochistan, Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha would administer the oath to the new cabinet members, an official handout released here on Friday evening said. It would be a 14-member cabinet.

“Consensus developed and opposition is also on board”, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, the Spokesman for the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) said. He said all issues were resolved amicably and the new cabinet would take oath on November 7 (Sunday).

Sources in the Balochistan Chief Minister Secretariat told Quetta Voice that Sardar Saleh Bhootani, Mir Zahoor Buledi, Zamarak Khan Achakzai, Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, Noor Muhammad Dumar, Asad Baloch, Naseebullah Marri, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Muhammad Khan Lehri are likely to take oath as ministers in the Abdul Quddus Bizenjo led cabinet.

Portfolios to be distributed among ministers after oath taking

Portfolios would be allotted to the ministers after taking the oath, the sources mentioned. Thorough consultation were held within the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) regarding the distribution of portfolios. BAP and coalition partners including Awami National Party (ANP), Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) held a meeting in this regard.

Zahoor Buledi, the President of BAP said cabinet would comprise of 70 percent old ministers. He however stated that changes would be made in 30 percent ministries. “Everything would be done with consensus”, Mr. Buledi said, giving no other details.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.