No confidence motion fails against CM Balochistan Quddus Bizenjo
File Photo: Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo addressing a function in connection with the Hazara Culture Day

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail :

QUETTA: No-confidence motion against Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo failed on Thursday. A total of 14 lawmakers were required to table and get the no-confidence motion admitted in the house of 65 in the Balochistan Assembly. However, there were only 11 movers when the deputy speaker Sardar Babar Musakhail asked for a counting of the lawmakers.

Thus, the chair ruled that the no-confidence motion was not admissible and cannot be put for voting. Former Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Asghar Khan Achakzai, Mir Zahoor Buledi and others stood at their seats to support the no-confidence motion against the CM Balochistan.

Magsi and Khilji were absent during the Balochistan Assembly session

Mobeen Khilji and Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, the two former provincial ministers were absent during the voting. They were the signatories of the no-confidence motion. Mobeen Khilji had met CM Quddus Bizenjo late at night and stepped back from signing the no-confidence motion.

“Khilji has expressed confidence in the leadership of CM Bizenjo”, a late-night statement issued by the CM Secretariat said. Khilji was one of the signatories of the no-trust motion.

PDM component parties support Quddus Bizenjo as CM

Component parties of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) including Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (JUI) and Balochistan National Party (Mengal) supported Mir Quddus Bizenjo in the no-confidence motion. Jam Kamal and other movers held a series of meetings with JUI to seek their support. However, they failed to do so.

PDM had promised to support our no-confidence motion when we support no trust against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jam Kamal Khan told reporters outside the Balochistan Assembly. Although, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chief contracted such a promise/agreement. “Jam Kamal has surpassed Imran Khan in mourning after losing government”, Sardar Mengal stated.

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