QUETTA: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) has refused to support Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal in the ongoing challenge from the estranged faction of his Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in a meeting with JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman here briefed him about a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal. “JUI expressed its inability to back Jam Kamal’s government,” he said. “He had adopted an undemocratic and inappropriate beheviour with the opposition in last three years of his rule,” Haideri said.
JUI chief Fazlur Rehman backed the JUI Balochistan’s parliamentary party’s stance over the issue.
Chief Minister Jam Kamal had earlier reiterated that he will not step down on the demand of 12 people. “The allies and most of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) members are supporting me,” he said.
Meanwhile, a meeting of opposition members of Balochistan Assembly chaired by Malik Sikandar Advocate was attended by parliamentary leaders of JUI, Pashtunkhwa Map and BNP.
During the meeting, the strategy of no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister was discussed.
During the meeting, it was decided that contacts with the angry members of Balochistan Awami Party would be intensified. Opposition leader Malik Sikandar Advocate said that we are expected to meet the angry members of BAP by tomorrow. The Chief Minister will have to resign.
It may be recalled that earlier the political confrontation against Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan intensified, with three provincial ministers, two advisers and four parliamentary secretaries resigning from their posts, leaving the Chief Minister’s chair in shambles.