Syed Ali Shah:
Sacked senior minister of Balochistan, Mir Zahoor Buledi has admitted that former chief minister, Jam Kamal Khan is the President of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). Mr. Buledi was nominated as the acting president of the ruling party in the aftermath of a vote of no confidence against former CM Jam Kamal Khan in October 2021. Simultaneously, one party, two presidents, the ruling party were facing a constitutional problem earlier.
Jam Kamal had announced his resignation from the post of President BAP after differences with party lawmakers through his tweeter account. However, he did not send any written resignation to the election commission of Pakistan. “I am still the President of the BAP”, the CM told a hurriedly called news conference at the Chief Minister Secretariat on October 12, 2021.
“Yes, Jam Sab is the President of BAP”, Mr. Buledi told this scribe
“Yes, Jam Sab is the President of BAP”, Mr. Buledi told this scribe via telephone from Islamabad. Buledi’s statement has come a day after the Chief Minister, Mir Quddus Bizenjo withdrew the portfolio of the planning and development department from him.
He is the second provincial minister of the ruling party being sacked by the CM Balochistan after Haji Akbar Askani. The two had also played a key role in the success of vote of confidence against the former CM Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan.
Jam Kamal enjoys the support of BAP MNAs
Former CM, Jam Kamal has also chaired a meeting of the parliamentary party in Islamabad. The meeting reviewed the overall political situation after the vote of confidence against the Premier. BAP has five members of the national assembly. Four out of five MNAs support the former CM rather than the incumbent CM Bizenjo. Their votes are crucial in the success and failure of a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan.