PTI nominates Sardar Yar Muhammad for Balochistan CM slot


QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentary group has decided to field Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind for the position of Balochistan chief minister, sources privy to the development said.

The decision was taken in a session of the PTI parliamentary committee chaired by Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind. During the meeting, the participants exchanged views in detail on the current political scenario.

The PTI parliamentary group also constituted a two-member committee to contact the coalition parties. The committee members include the members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) Mir Naimat Zehri and Mir Umar Jamali.

They have also decided to nominate Sardar Babar Moosakhel as the Speaker Balochistan Assembly.

Earlier in the day, it was learnt that the former Speaker Balochistan Assembly Abdul Qudus Bizwnjo has emerged as a top contender for the post of chief minister.

Read more: Bizenjo resigns as speaker, set to become CM Balochistan

Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) acting president Zahoor Buledi confirmed that the ruling party and allies have agreed over the name of Abdul Qudus Bizenjo as the new CM Balochistan.

Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo stepped down from his office.

His resignation came a day after Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani resigned, ending the two-month-long political crisis in the province. Bizenjo is said to be the strong contender for the post of chief minister.

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