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Sadiq Sanjarani to meet disgruntled BAP lawmakers amid rifts

Opposition had submits no-confidence motion against CM Kamal. (Source: Geo)

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani will arrive in Quetta on Sunday (today) to meet disgruntled lawmakers of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), according to several media outlets.

Reports have surfaced that the disgruntled lawmakers were planning to topple the Jam Kamal-led Balochistan government in collaboration with the Opposition.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has also expedited efforts on his end to allay the concerns of the disgruntled lawmakers. He met with Minister for Food and Population Welfare Balochistan Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran at his house and discussed various political issues.

During the meeting, Khetran assured Kamal of his complete support. The chief minister also met with Parliamentary Secretary on Information Bushra Rind and tried to address her grievances.

In September, sixteen opposition members in the Balochistan Assembly submitted a no-confidence motion against CM Jam Kamal to the assembly secretary, demanding that a session be called for a debate on the motion within seven days.

In the no-confidence motion, the opposition members listed four reasons for their move. It stated that there was “extreme disappointment” and unrest in the province, while unemployment and performance of institutions had been badly affected because of Alyani’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, deprivation and unrest had increased in areas of Balochistan.

Two weeks back, the Senate chairman intervened, met with the chief minister and the disgruntled lawmakers, and gave them 15 days to mend their differences. It seemed that CM Kamal has failed to appease the disgruntled lawmakers during the given time-frame.

A day earlier, the BAP core committee held important meetings with the disgruntled lawmakers and the party’s office-bearers.

On the other hand, Balochistan Assembly Speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has mobilised to become the chief minister of the province after several senior BAP members. The BAP lawmakers had told Senate Chairman that they were “fed up with Chief Minister Kamal”.