QUETTA: The President of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani was elected as new Chief Minister of Balochistan on Saturday when he comfortably prevailed over his rival Younus Aziz Zehri fielded by combined opposition of BNP Mengal and MMA.
Mr. Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani secured 39 votes of elected Members of Provincial Assembly while his opponent candidate Mir Younis Aziz Zehri succeeded in clinching 20 votes.
Jam Kamal Khan is going to represent 3rd generation of Jam family on Chief Minister’ slot as his father Jam Muhammad Yousaf and grandfather Jam Ghulam Qadir also remained Chief Ministers Balochistan.
The business of the session to elect the new leader of the House (Chief Minister Balochistan) was held on Saturday morning 11:00 am chaired by Speaker Assembly Qudus Bizenjo.
Former Chief Minister Balochistan and PML-N Leader Nawab Sanaullah Zehri also took oath after appearing in his first new Assembly Session.
The elected members of the Provincial Assembly secretly cast their vote in the center hall of the Assembly while each member was called and issued the ballots by the Assembly Secretariat Office.
Later, the Speaker Qudus Bizenjo announced Jam Kamal’s victory which followed congratulations speeches showered on newly elected CM from all members of six coalition political parties.
“Being leader of the house I am responsible to walk with all coalition political parties and opposition members to resolve the issues of Balochistan,” Jam Kamal said while addressing the House after being announced as new CM Balochistan.
Though many politicians sitting in Assembly have negative sentiments towards Federal Government, many of us served as Federal Ministers, had relations with various Prime Ministers and Presidents but remained helpless in raising Balochistan issues, Jam Kamal said adding, “We were compelled to say good bye to the suffocating politics we remained part of,” Newly elected Chief Minister Balochistan said.
Congratulating Jam Kamal for being elected as CM Balochistan the PTI’s Parliamentary Leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind said that nobody can blame other provinces for looting Balochistan resources because for the last 50 years the Assembly is being run by Baloch leaders of the House.
“Unfortunately our Assembly failed in adopting effective legislation to secure the rights of people of Balochistan. Balochistan Awami Party must implement its manifesto and the promise of taking decisions of Balochistan here should be seen implemented,” he maintained.
Announcing unconditional support for Balochistan Awami Party’s Government, Rind vowed to hold accountable Jam Kamal and his government in case of not delivering on their promises.