President appoints BNP Mengal’s Malik Abdul Wali Kakar as Balochistan Governor

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday appointed Malik Abdul Wali Kakar as the governor of Balochistan.

Kakar is the senior vice president of the Balochistan National Party, and his appointment came within a day after two coalition partners MQM and ANP voiced resentments over policies of federal and Sindh governments.

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His appointment came after former Balochistan governor Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha’s resignation from the post in April last year. He had resigned only days after Imran Khan was deposed as prime minister by a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly.

The president made the appointment of Malik Abdul Wali Kakar on the advice of the prime minister in accordance with Articles 48(1) and 101 of the Constitution.


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