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Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan designate, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti on Friday hinted at talks with disgruntled Baloch leaders and action against those taking law into their hands. “My party Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believes in dialogue and reconciliation”, Mr. Bugti told Daily Quetta Voice after submitting his nomination papers for the slot of CM Balochistan.

The opposition members preferred not to submit nomination papers of any candidate against the PPP nominee Mir Sarfaraz Bugti. “Sarfaraz Bugti is the new CM of Balochistan”, Captain (R) Khaliq Achakzai, the Speaker Balochistan Assembly told reporters on Friday evening.

The CM designate mentioned that no issue can be addressed without talks and the same formula would be applied in Balochistan. Although, he hinted at action against those playing with the lives of innocent people.

Writ of the government would be ensured, Sarfaraz Bugti stated.

In response to a question, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti stated that merit would be ensured in all government departments and that nobody would be allowed to violate the merit. He vowed that nobody would be allowed to sell government jobs. “Those involved in selling jobs would be sent behind bars”, the CM designate warned.

Sarfaraz Bugti said it was the worst precedent that jobs were being sold in Balochistan. “I will stop this filthy process”, he assured.

The session of the Balochistan Assembly would resume on Saturday in the morning. Mr. Bugti is going to be formally elected as the Chief Minister of the province since no candidate has emerged against him.

The PPP and Pakistan Muslim League (N) have decided to form a coalition government in Balochistan. The slot of the CM has been given to the PPP, whereas, the slot of thte Governor Balochistan and speaker have been given to the PML N.

The two parties emerged as the two largest parliamentary groups in the aftermath of the february 8 elections.



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