Staff Reporter :
The central office of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) was evacuated on Friday in Quetta. Senator Ahmed Khan, elected on the BAP ticket evacuated the office and installed new locks at its main gate.

A leader of BAP said that two months ago, a close relative of Senator Ahmed Khan suddenly came to the party office and posted two watchmen there along with locking the main door. So when he came to know, he was told that due to some reason between Senator Ahmed Khan and his relatives, he had vacated this office.

Not in touch with the party leadership, Senator Ahmed Khan has maintained an independent status in the Senate after being elected as a senator. The party leader also said that the furniture and records of the party officials have not been handed over to the party. Furniture is also the property of Senator Ahmed Khan, while he did not take any rent from the party for providing the office. Attempts were made to contact Balochistan Awami Party Central General Secretary Senator Manzoor Khan Kakar, but no contact or response was received from them until the publication of this news item.

The BAP appeared as the largest parliamentary party in the 2018 general elections in Balochistan. Jam Kamal was elected as the party president earlier and then the Chief Minister of Balochistan. Mir Quddus Bizenjo, the current CM also belongs to the ruling BAP.

The ruling BAP was established before the 2018 general elections in Balochistan. The electables and influentials from across Balochistan joined the party and it emerged as the largest parliamentary group in the provincial assembly in the 2018 general elections. Jam Kamal Khan was elected as the first president of the BAP and then elected as the Chief Minister of Balochistan.

After three years, the dissidents within the BAP led by Mir Quddus Bizenjo brought no confidence motion against Jam Kamal Khan. And subsequently, Mir Quddus Bizenjo was elected as the CM for the second time in Balochistan.

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