KARACHI: Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri.
The Balochistan chief minister stepped down in the wake of a no-trust motion brought against him in the provincial assembly.
Balochistan’s lawmakers had expressed a lack of confidence in the CM over “unfulfilled commitments” and important ministers and advisers had recently turned dissidents, sparking a series of resignations and sackings.
Earlier, it was reported that the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) expressed dismay over the no-confidence motion tabled against CM Zehri while PM Shahid Shaqan Abbasi suggested that Zehri should step down. He reportedly passed on this advice from PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.
However, the spokesperson Jan Achakzai had said that no such advice came from the PML-N leadership. “The CM is positive that the no-confidence vote will not be successful,” he said.
Meanwhile, amidst the escalating turmoil involving the Balochistan government, Sarfaraz Bugti, former home minister of Balochistan, announced in a tweet that Zehri has resigned from his position.
Alhumdulillah! CM #Balochistan resigned
— Sarfraz Bugti (@PakSarfrazbugti) January 9, 2018
Taking to the micro-blogging website, Bugti who is being tipped for the spot of Chief Minister, said, “By the grace of God, Balochistan Chief Minister has resigned.”
Story first published: 9th January 2018