Ali Mardan Domki sworn in as caretaker CM of Balochistan
Governor Balochistan, Malik Abdul Wali Kakar administering oath to the newly appointed caretaker CM Balochistan: Photo Muhammad Ismail

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: Ali Mardan Domki was sworn in as the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan at the Governor’s House on Friday evening. Governor Balochistan, Malik Abdul Wali Kakar administered oath to the newly appointed caretaker chief minister of the province. The caretaker ministers are expected to be nominated within the next couple of days.

Mr. Domki was appointed as the CM after the opposition and government’s parliamentary committees developed a consensus over his name and nominated him as the caretaker CM of Balochistan. Former Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo had refused to sign the nomination summary of Mr. Domki.


Jam Kamal played a key role in the nomination of Mr. Domki

During the oath-taking ceremony, the prominent among those who were present include federal interior minister, Senator Sarfaraz Bugti, the Speaker of Balochistan Assembly, Jan Muhammad Jamali, former Chief Minister, Jam Kamal Khan, former provincial ministers, members of the provincial assembly and a large number of people belonging to various walks of life attended the ceremony.

Talking to reporters after the oath-taking ceremony, the former CM of Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan who played a key role in the nomination of Mr. Domki termed the event as historic for the province. He said all opposition and treasury members endorsed the appointment of Mr. Domki.

Caretaker cabinet to be formed soon

When asked about the formation of the provincial cabinet, he said that very soon all stakeholders would be taken on board and the caretaker cabinet would be formed. “This is good for the continuity of my stalled development projects”, Jam Kamal said.

The former CM Balochistan also hailed the appointment of caretaker Prime Minister, Anwar ul Haq Kakar and termed it a good omen for the country and nation. “None, except a few people opposed the appointment of the caretaker prime minister”, the former CM mentioned. He said the prime minister would play a key role in the development and prosperity of the country and Balochistan.

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