PML-Q’S Bizenjo elected CM of Balochistan
Islamabad:abdulquddusbizenjo, belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-quaid (PML-Q), was elected the new chief minister of Balochistan bytheprovincialassemblyonsaturday by bagging 41 votes.
Bizenjo was voted in as the third chief minister in four years. He was elected after former chief minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri stepped down from his post last week.
Agha Syed Liaqat Ali of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) was the only contestant against Bizenjo after Abdul Rahim Khan Ziaratwal of the same party withdrew his candidature in his favour. Ali secured 13 votes.
A total of ifty-four lawmakers In A 65-member House took part in the voting. Balochistan Assembly Speaker Rahila Durrani announced Bizenjo’s victory after the process of voting formally ended.
On Friday, Bizenjo submitted his nomination papers, which were proposed and seconded by members of allied parties.
He was proposed by Jan Muhammad Jamali, Sardar Bhootani, Dr Ruquyia Saeed Hashmi, Zafarullah Zehri and Ghulam Dastagir Badini, and seconded by Sarfaraz Bugti, Amanullah Notezai, Prince Ahmed Ali, Mir Aamir Khan Rind and Molvi Maazullah. Bizenjo was elected from Awaran in the 2013 general election with just 544 votes, the lowest tally of ballots in all constituencies of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Muslim League-nawaz (PML-N) suffered a setback as its entire parliamentary party supported Bizenjo.
EARLIER, ifteen out of Its 21 lawmakers had rebelled against it. Except Zehri, all the remaining legislators also voted for Bizenjo. The central leadership of the PML-N turned out to be totally helpless in stopping defections of all of its members.
Zehri stepped down last week after opposition BENCHES iled A no-conidence motion against him.
Abdul Quddus Bizenjo