September 24, 2023

Balochistan: No-confidence motion filed against Chief Minister Qudus Bizenjo

A no-confidence motion in Balochistan’s 65-member House requires 33 members.


Political turmoil has resumed in Balochistan and a no-confidence motion has been filed against Chief Minister Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo.

The no-confidence motion has the signatures of 14 members, including seven from Balochistan Awami Party, four from PTI and three from Awami National Party.

BAP chief and former chief minister Jam Kamal Khan, PTI parliamentary leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind and Awami National Party parliamentary leader Asghar Khan Achakzai filed a no-confidence motion on Wednesday.

All three parties are also part of the Balochistan coalition government.

Talking to media in Quetta, Jam Kamal said that at the time of change in the federation, we supported the same agenda of the parties in PDM that they would also support us for change in Balochistan.

He also assured in this regard. It is hoped that the PML-N, PPP, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and PDM will fulfill their promise.

“We waited a long time for better conditions in Balochistan but the government of Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo failed to improve the situation in the province,” he said.

“We have submitted a no-confidence motion, deciding not to remain silent on bad governance and this abuse. Decisions regarding the new government and the chief minister will be made jointly.

Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind of PTI said that we also had differences with the government of Jam Kamal but Jam Kamal was an angel compared to Bizenjo.

Accusing Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo, he said that at present there is bad governance and corruption is taking place and government posts are being sold.

Among those who filed the no-confidence motion were two ministers in Chief Minister Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo’s own cabinet, Mobin Khilji of PTI, Nematullah Zehri and three parliamentary secretaries.

This is the third time in the last eight months that a no-confidence motion has been filed against any Chief Minister of Balochistan.

Earlier in September last year, the opposition, comprising Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Balochistan National Party, had filed a no-confidence motion against Jam Kamal, which was rejected on technical grounds.

One month later, in October, members of the opposition, led by Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo, filed a no-confidence motion against Jam Kamal, following which Jam Kamal resigned as Chief Minister and Abdul Qaddos Bizenjo as the new Chief Minister. Were selected.

BAP chief Jam Kamal said the assembly should complete its five-year term, adding that there was no objection to the change of prime minister and chief minister.

Members required for the success of the no-confidence motion

A no-confidence motion in Balochistan’s 65-member House requires 33 members.

In the Balochistan Assembly, there are 24 members of BAP, 11 members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, 10 members of Balochistan National Party, seven members of PTI, four members of ANP, three members of BNP Awami League, two members of HDP, one member of Pashtunkhwa Map and one member of JWP. Another is an independent member.

The parties in the PDM have 22 members in the Balochistan Assembly whose role will be crucial in making the no-confidence motion a success or a failure.

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