The Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan, has resigned from his post.
His resignation came after weeks of political struggles in the province after disgruntled members of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) filed a motion of censure against the CM.
CM Jam Kamal tendered his resignation to the governor of Balochistan after talks at a meeting held at the governor’s house.
Sharing his post on the social media microblogging website, Jam Kamal said that alongside many deliberate political obstacles, he has devoted all of his time and energy to the overall governance and development of Balochistan, adding that ‘he preferred to leave with respect and not be part of their monetary agenda and the formulation of bad governance.
âIn addition to many deliberate political obstacles, I have devoted all my time and energy to the governance and development of Balochistan. I prefer to leave with respect and not be part of their monetary program and their formulation of bad governance, âJam Kamal tweeted.
Earlier, the vote on the no-confidence motion against Jam Kamal was delayed until October 25 after the disappearance of four of the members of the distant BAP members.
The member of the Assembly of Balochistan, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, had tabled the motion during the session of the Provincial Assembly chaired by the President of the Assembly, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo.
Disgruntled members of the assembly rose in their seats to announce their support for the motion.
Abdul Rehman Khetran said that due to the chief minister’s poor governance, frustration, unrest and unemployment prevailed in the province, while the performance of institutions also affected.
Khetran said handling important affairs without consultation caused irreparable damage to the province, adding that Jam Kamal Khan alone ran the affairs of the province and demanded that the chief minister be removed from office for poor performance.
Disgruntled members had claimed he had the required numbers to send Jam Kamal to pack his bags, as 14 members of his own party signed the motion. However, Jam Kamal hoped the movement would fail and said few members cannot stop the development of the province.
BAP interim president Zahoor Buledi had filed a request with the Inspector General of Police of Balochistan to safely recover a number of missing members of the provincial assembly. He said that 34 of the 65 members of the provincial assembly of Balochistan had taken refuge at the president’s residence following the disappearance of the four deputies.
Buledi also alleged that the missing MPAs were “tortured” to support the government of Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan. The leader of the BAP blamed the government for the disappearance of these MPAs.
He said: âIt is the responsibility of IG Balochistan to recover the missing MPAs. He called on the IG to reject any pressure from the provincial government led by CM Jam Kamal Khan. In addition, he asked the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take note of the disappearances.