Jam Kamal resigned as CM Baluchistan

 Jam Kamal decided to resign a day before the voting on vote of no confidence in Baluchistan Assembly

Chief Minister Baluchistan Jam Kamal has resigned from his position.  His resignation came a day before the voting on the no-confidence motion moved by angry members of Baluchistan Assembly belonging to Baluchistan Awami Party. Speaker Quddus Bizenjo is likely to become the new Chief Minister Baluchistan. 
It became clear in last few days that Jam Kamal has lost the confidence of majority members of assembly. Even he lost majority in his own party BAP. The ruling BAP will now elect a new leader. 
It is not yet clear whether the opposition parties in Baluchistan Assembly will join the new government or support it from the outside. The situation will become clear in next few days. 

The spokesman for Governor Baluchistan has confirmed the resignation of Jam Kamal. In a statement issued by him said that "Jam Kamal Khan has submitted his resignation to the Governor of Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha. The resignation has been accepted by Governor. "

In a tweet earlier, Khan said he had given his "utmost time and energy" for Balochistan's governance and development despite "many deliberate political hindrances".

"I would rather leave respectfully and not be part of their monetary agenda and bad governance formulation," he said, apparently referring to the disgruntled group comprising members of his own Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and allies that had been demanding his resignation.

The chief minister's resignation comes on the back of a months-long saga, whose early manifestations were witnessed in June this year, when opposition members had camped outside the provincial assembly's building for days in protest against the government led by Alyani for its refusal to allocate development funds for their constituencies in the budget.

The protest had led to mayhem and police had later booked 17 opposition lawmakers in connection with the incident.

Following that, 16 members of the opposition had filed a no-trust motion against the chief minister. However, the Governor House Secretariat had returned the motion to the Balochistan Assembly on technical grounds.

Earlier this month, a no-confidence motion, signed by 14 lawmakers, had been submitted to the secretariat of the Balochistan Assembly, as Alyani continued to face criticism from the disgruntled members of his party over what they termed his failure to consult them in running the affairs of the province.

The chief minister had also stepped down as the BAP president. However, he later withdrew his resignation. 
                                                         Khalid Bhatti 

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