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No-confidence motion moved against CM Balochistan

Sixteen lawmakers submit no-confidence motion. (Source: APP)

QUETTA: Opposition lawmakers in Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday submitted a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani to the assembly secretary, demanding a session for a debate on the motion within seven days.

According to details, sixteen lawmakers have submitted the no-confidence motion and listed four reasons for their move. “Everyone wants an end to this government as lawlessness, corruption, and looting is rampant in the province,” the lawmakers said.  

It stated that there was “extreme disappointment” and unrest in the province, while unemployment and performance of institutions had been badly affected because of Jam Kamal’s “bad governance”.

It said Alyani had violated Article 37 (promotion of social justice and eradication of social evils) and 38 (promotion of social and economic well-being of the people) of the Constitution and passed budgets due to which poverty increased in areas of Balochistan.

“The public was also feeling unprotected because of increasing incidents of robbery, kidnapping, murder and terrorism”, it added. According to the motion, CM Kamal adopted an “extremely non-serious attitude” towards problems related to ensuring fundamental and constitutional rights.

The no-confidence motion was signed by 16 MPAs, including opposition leader Malik Sikander Khan, Sanaullah Baloch, Nasrullah Zehri, Asghar Ali Tareen, Zabid Ali Raiki, Younas Aziz Zehri, Akhtar Hussain Langove, Akbar Mengal, Raheem Mengal, Sham Lal, Ahmad Nawa, Shakeela Dehwar, Titus Johnson and Naseer Shahwani.

FIR against CM

Last month, a sessions court in Quetta had ordered police to register a first information report (FIR) against the Balochistan chief minister and a police officer in connection with an incident that occurred in the Balochistan Assembly on June 18.

A clash had occurred between police and opposition members who had locked up all the gates of the assembly building to prevent government members from attending the budget session.

The opposition members had claimed that police used an armoured vehicle for breaking one of the gates in which a member of the assembly belonging to the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl Abdul Wahid Siddique and two other MPAs were injured.