QUETTA – Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has been sworn in as the fresh Balochistan chief minister (CM) on Saturday after Sanaullah Zehri tendered his resignation the day when a no-confidence motion was to be moved against him in the provincial assembly.
Bizenjo took oath as the Balochistan CM today, less than a week after ex-CM resigned with ex-home minister Sarfraz Bugti among other lawmakers claiming that a new CM would be elected within a week.
Balochistan governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the fresh CM.
A one-to-one contest occurred between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s (PML-Q) Bizenjo and Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party’s (PkMAP) Agha Syed Liaqat Ali after Abdul Rahim Khan Ziaratwal withdrew his candidacy.
The session of the House was headed by Speaker Raheela Durrani. More than 50 members were present in the assembly to vote a fresh CM in.
The nominated candidate of PML-N’s dissidents and PML-Q legislators, Bizenjo succeeded to gain 41 votes while his opponent received only 13.
Strict security arrangements were made for today’s session.
All the roads linking areas to Balochistan Assembly were sealed whereas the traffic police appealed to the citizens to avoid travelling on Zarghoon Road and use alternate routes instead from 09:00am to 09:00pm.