Jam Kamal named as new Balochisan CM


An alliance, comprised of six political parties, has unanimously nominated Jam Kamal as chief minister (CM) in the provincial assembly of Balochistan.

Jam Kamal is the president of newly-formed Balochistan Awami Party, which had won the most seats in Balochistan’s provincial assembly.

Different political parties with winning candidates have formed an alliance in Balochistan, which had a meeting yesterday. The Balochistan Awami Party, the Awami National Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), Balochistan National Party (BNP-Awami) and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) were in attendance.

The alliance unanimously nominated Jam Kamal as CM, whereas, former CM Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was nominated for the slot of a speaker of Balochistan Assembly.

After the meeting, Jam Kamal held a press conference where he said that the BAP and its allied parties had obtained a simple majority of 33 members in the house of 51.

He said that the alliance leaders would hold more meetings in the coming days to finalize a formula for distribution of ministries.

BAP, BNP and MMA appeared as major parties after July 2018 general elections in Balochistan.

Many political parties and candidates had leveled accusations of mass-rigging during general elections, whereas, Baloch nationalist parties had boycotted the elections.