Clouds of no confidence motion hovering over Balochistan Govt ?
File photos of Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan and Speaker Qudoos Bizenjo

Syed Ali Shah :

Once again, clouds of no-confidence motion are hovering over Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo led government in Balochistan. The recently sacked senior minister, Mir Zahoor Buledi has hinted at tabling the no-trust motion against what he called the incompetent and corrupt government.

Although, no specific date was announced for tabling the motion against the incumbent CM. Unfolding political events in Islamabad has also given leverage to the former CM Jam Kamal Khan to play his cards and take revenge from Bizenjo. The former CM is in the federal capital since the submission of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has five members in the National Assembly. Sources within the ruling party say that Jam is more influential than Quddus Bizenjo on MNAs in Islamabad.

Chairman Senate Sanjrani appears to be less influential

Chairman Senate Sanjrani and Chief Minister Quddus Bizenjo have also stepped up their efforts to use the situation in their interest. However, Jam Kamal is likely to have the upper hand in terms of future decision-making whether to support or oppose the no-confidence motion against the Premier. Gone are the days, when Sanjrani was calling the shots, some experts say.

If Jam Kamal succeeds in convincing the MNAs to support joint opposition. In return, he can ask the JUI F to support a no-confidence motion against Bizenjo.

Jam Kamal is now the undisputed President of the BAP after the withdrawal of Zahoor Buledi in his support. Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran however dispelled the impression and say that Mr. Buledi made an abortive attempt to become CM of Balochistan. Nothing will happen, Sardar Khetran, who is the Spokesman for the ruling party and the provincial minister for communication and works department said.

JUI F eyes at CM ship whereas BNP M eyes at Governorship

Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (F), the second-largest parliamentary group, and Balochistan National Party (Mengal), the third-largest parliamentary group in Balochistan Assembly have also been using their cards. Some sources said that the ruling BAP would be replaced by JUI F with the CM and the slot of Governor would be given to the BNP Mengal if the no-confidence motion succeeds.

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