New Balochistan CM, 14-member cabinet take oath

January 13, 2018
Samaa Web Desk
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QUETTA: Abdul Quddus Bizenjo of Pakistan Muslim League-Q took oath of the office of Chief Minister Balochistan on Saturday.

His 14-member provincial cabinet was also sworn in at a ceremony in Governor House.

Earlier today, Balochistan Assembly elected Bizenjo as the new CM, days after former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri stepped down, ahead of a no-confidence motion against him.

The contest was held between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid candidate Bizenjo, who secured 41 out of the total 51 cast votes, and Pashtunkhuwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) member Agha Syed Liaqat Ali, who bagged 13 votes.

Bizenjo, besides his party, had the support of disgruntled members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl).

He is the third chief minister of the province in four and-a-half years.

Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was born in Awaran on Januaray 1, 1974, and contested elections for the first time in 2002. He was elected from the PB-41 constituency.

He remained Deputy Speaker from 2013-15.

Bizenjo was elected as MPA from Awaran in general election of 2013 after bagging only 544 votes.

It’s believed that Mr Bizenjo’s tally was the lowest number of votes polled by a successful candidate across the country in the elections.

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Story first published: 13th January 2018


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