Yet another Balochistan Assembly Minister resigns

Yet another Balochistan Assembly Minister resigns

QUETTA – Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhail tendered resignations following filing of a no-confidence motion against Balochistan chief minister (CM) Sanaullah Zehri.

Number of ministers who have resigned over issues with CM Zehri has hit six and according to the dissenting group comprising opposition members, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and PML-Q, the toll would increase in coming 24 hours.

Mandokhail is visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and has confirmed the resignation through his spokesperson observing that he stands with his party and fellow members.

On the other hand, leaders of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Awami National Party (ANP) and Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) convened a joint meeting to review the prevailing political situation in the province.

Earlier in the day today, PML-N president Nawaz Sharif branded the resignations a conspiracy to halt Senate elections.