With Zehri set to take charge, Abdul Malik resigns as Balochistan CM

QUETTA: In line with Murree agreement, Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch resigned from his post on Wednesday.

The resignation, which was tendered after a meeting with Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, follows Nawaz Sharif’s decision to make Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, the provincial president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), as the next chief minister of Balochistan for the remaining tenure.

The Murree agreement was signed by the PML-N, PkMAP and National Party on June 4, 2013. According to the deal, the slots of three advisers to the CM and eight ministers in the Balochistan cabinet were given to the PML-N.

As per the accord, the NP received chief minister position for a two and a half year term and a reasonable share in the cabinet, while the PkMAP got the governorship and ministries.

Alongside Baloch, Deputy Speaker of Balochistan Assembly Abdul Qudoos Bizinjo also resigned from his post at the Assembly Secretariat.

Talking to The Dispatch News, Bizinjo said he resigned from the post of deputy speaker due to personal reasons.

Seats of speaker and deputy speaker of Balochistan Assembly are now vacant.


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